Hi Everyone, I have been doing a lot of flower paintings lately! How can one not be into flowers when there are so many blooms around this Spring? My garden is over run with yellow and golden Cosmos, it seems and they just re-seeded themselves from last year, even more now than then! But I love them and just let them be. In fact I have thrown out handfuls of zinnia seeds among them and they are popping up, too.
I am trying to paint in a looser, more painterly fashion than I normally do. Below is one of my more realistic paintings and above is a "painterly" one, both done with watercolors. They are both nice in their own way, but which style do you like best?
This year, I have planted three Hydrangeas and am so happy to see they are getting established and growing. I have to water them nearly daily as they require lots of water, but I am determined to have them bloom! The blooms below in this painting were given to me by a friend. She has given me many cuttings, too, but I only have one growing, so I am not very good at getting a nice plant from a cutting, even though I used Root Tone hormone to help get started. This painting is not a watercolor...it is done in oils.
I just noticed that I often use that little blue pitcher in paintings!