Saturday, January 9, 2010

Shiny Things and Rainbows - Hydrangeas

Shiny Things and Rainbows - Hydrangeas
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Daily Painters Gallery

Every time I paint a hydrangea I see a color hiding in the blossoms I did not notice before. These flowers are like snowflakes, no two are alike. Shiny Things and Rainbows is one of my more whimsical paintings, I decided this morning not to take life too seriously today, and just have a little fun in the studio.

Studio assistant Howard Pee Pugpants is a professional at that sort of behavior, though he is a little sleepier today than usual. He visited his girlfriends at his favorite getaway this morning, the vet's office. He always scratches at the office door to be let in more quickly. I'm sure the other dogs think he's nuts. I'm told that his arrival usually is announced throughout the building, as he has built up quite the fan club. Today it earned him a piece of popcorn. Don't tell Annie, though. It will be our little secret...

Howie in his nifty scarf


The Muse said...

How sporting and cavalier he looks!

And I agree with your delight in finding hydrangeas secrets... :) You have captured that faceted flower most aptly!

Unknown said...

Thank you Missy Muse! They are like a poem, don't you think?

Marie Theron said...

This is lovely, Nancy. And a vase stirs a memory have done it so well. In South Africa we also call Hydrangeas Christmas Flowers as that is the time they bloom here.

Unknown said...

Marie that is great to know - I love flower trivia for obvious reasons. : )
Enjoy the summer sunshine in SA! xoxox

Autumn Leaves said...

Awww...that Howie just melts this old heart! What a beautiful and whimsical painting, Nancy. That pitcher/vase is just so interesting (hence the whimsy); I love it. Hydrangeas do have such a beautiful mix of colors that are glorious to see as the season continues!

Paula Ann Ford said...

What a beautiful piece Nancy!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Beautifully colored Hydrangeas!
A masterpiece!

Howie how was the one little piece of popcorn?
You look mighty sharp in your scarf!