Sunday, August 18, 2013

White Hydrangeas

Summer is a pretty dry time in my garden. After the beautiful flush of flowers in June and sometimes goes into July, the garden dries out and the flowers go into a sort of hibernation. They usually rejuvenate again in September and give me a second flush of colour.

I made a mistake this year with my white hydrangeas, I cut them almost to ground level. I was reading the instructions and merrily went ahead. It was only when I had finished I discovered that I was reading the wrong label and should not have pruned them at all! I was so annoyed with myself. I did get a few flowers but nothing that matched their splendour last year.
Here is a painting from last year that shows how big these hydrangea flowers get:
White Hydrangeas
Oil on canvas panel
This painting is for sale on Dailypaintworks HERE

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Blue Trio Clematis painting in acrylic.

Blue Trio Clematis painting
Acrylic on box canvas so no need for a frame

I painted this clematis painting en plein aire a few years ago. I liked the composition but struggled with the background and eventually settled on a yellow complement background. It has been hanging on my wall since then but the background always bugged me. Last week I had the urge to redo the background and settled on this pale ochre background with a touch of orange. I like it a lot now and I think sets off the clematis flowers nicely. Unfortunately, I lost my previous photos in a computer crash so cannot show you the old painting for comparison. It is funny how some paintings have to sit for a while waiting for the right time for inspiration to strike and become finished.

Contact me about this or any other painting HERE

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Taste of Summer painting SOLD

I participated in another street exhibition yesterday. I sold four small paintings and imagine my surprise when I arrived home and found I had also sold "A taste of Summer" through my Etsy store

 "A taste of summer" sunflower and lavender painting
19x27cm, oil on canvas board, palette knife painting

Visit my other paintings for sale in my Etsy store HERE


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