Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hollyhocks



6" x 6" oil on panel
$75.00 + $10. s/h
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The hollyhocks in our yard are about 8 feet tall this year. They're incredible! I'm sure it has to do with all the rain we had this past spring. I didn't get out to paint quite as early this morning as I would have liked, so, to stand in the shade (I could have used my umbrella!) I was tucked in by our back gate. I had to keep opening the gate and go into the path to stand back. I just should have set-up out in the park easement!

6 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I think Hollyhocks are among my favorite flowers, and this color is amazing! Love the plein air 'shade' issues, I can totally relate. You did such a nice job singling out the one flower!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is lovely Pam, beautiful color and composition!

Art with Liz said...

Really beautiful Pam - lovely soft colours.

Karen Bruson said...

Nice job on the Hollyhocks. Nice contrast with the background. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I do need to paint larger, don't I?

Pam Holnback said...

Kelley, I also love Hollyhocks. They're a happy looking flower.

Dana & Liz, thanks. The color is a sort of purple/pink, depending on the light.

Karen, Our hollyhocks have an apple tree and fence behind them. So, the contrast was there this time. Sometimes, tho, I do create it as needed.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, I love your hollyhocks. the colors are beautiful, the close up composition is perfect!