Hi Everyone, It is a nice rainy day in Florida and do we ever need some rain! I am cleaning in my studio after having to take out all the flowers from last week that have wilted. Friends brought beautiful blooms to me to use in paintings. The blooms don't last as long as I would like, but I enjoyed them every minute I could!
There were beautiful Hydrangea blooms that I am going to try to root. Keep your fingers crossed for success! There were unique Gloriosa Lilies which have such a pretty orange red color.
The Fringed Hibiscus above was so charming. The bloom only lasts one day, but on this branch there were several buds, so every day I had a new bloom! That gave me more time to paint it.
The Passion Vine blooms are the most complex things you can imagine and difficult to paint, especially since they only last one day. The first day I drew them and painted on the background. After that, I had to paint them from memory.
The first day's work. I was working on the background and masking out some of the leaves, stems and the Fringed Hibiscus.
A little further along. Next comes the vases, the cloth at the bottom and the flowers and leaves.