Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rose of Sharon and White Hydrangeas by Floral Artist Nancy Medina

Rose of Sharon and White Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
16x20 Oil on Archival Panel
Rose of Sharon and White Hydrangeas was my seventh class demonstration at my flower painting workshop in St. Louis a few weeks ago.

Eighteen students painted in oils and acrylics to produce paintings of geraniums, hydrangeas, daisies, and sunflowers during three days in the beautiful historic district near The Hill.

I wanted to be sure the white hydrangeas stood out, so I made the white china pot a bit more golden and subdued. The fresh Rose of Sharon flowers were a gift from Tina, one of my talented students, and were that sweet bit of color pop that set off the whole arrangement.

You can see the fresh flowers that inspired Rose of Sharon below. 

The flower models take a bow!

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

You've painted an exquisitely beautiful bone color on that vase, Nancy. It does work perfectly to let the white flowers shine too.