Sunday, August 28, 2011

Violet Hydrangea

Violet Hydrangea
6" x 8"  Oil
$75.00 + $10. s/h

"END OF SUMMER" SALE!  All paintings purchased in the month of August will be marked down.  My 8" x 10" oils will be on sale for $100.00.  My 6" x 6" and 6" x 8" daily paintings will be on sale for $75.00.  All other sizes are marked down as well.  Please email if you are interested in a painting posted in the past and I will change the paypal button just for you!

Hydrangeas are difficult to grow in Colorado.  We're just a little bit (a lot!!) too dry.  This is from my sister-in-law's garden in North Carolina.

11 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

So gorgeous!!

Linda Popple said...

Lovely, Pam! I love hydrangeas and have three in my Texas yard. Unfortunately they are looking pretty weak with the heat and no rain. Hope they return in the spring! Your painting is a reminder of how beautiful they are!

Marie Theron said...

A lovely flower,Pam, but yes, not happy everywhere. I had large plants when living elsewhere in South Africa, but they do not survive on the coast where I now live!

Stephanie Berry said...

I like how you got the light popping through this hydrangea bunch. Super nice. I can tell you love purple-y blues too..:o)

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Sherry!

Linda. Thanks. They need so much water. don't know how they'd survive in Teas this summer unless you really run the sprinkler all the time!

Thank you Marie. Hmm, I think of the coast as being humid. Thought they'd do well there.

Stephanie, Thank you. I had a pre-toned orange dry canvas and the color just popped through!

Marian Fortunati said...

Not just difficult to grow, but I'd say difficult to PAINT!!!... You did a great job on these...

I love the different varieties you find all over nowadays. My Dad has some lacy ones.

Dayna Talbot said...

Pam.....what a beautiful painting! I have several hydrangeas....have not attempted to paint them! Great job!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Pam, I love the colors and the way you have infused the light of the day into the petals. This is absolutely gorgeous!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks so much Marian. I didn't know that were different varieties, but it makes sense that there is, as there are many varieties of all other flowers!

Dayna, thank you! You should try painting them. Just lay down the darkest color loosely w/ a large brush. Then switch to a smaller brush and make lots of little marks.!!

Thanks so much Claire. The light underneath wasn't planned. I'd toned the canvas, but when I saw the peeks of light coming through, I made sure there was lots of it!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Hydrangeas just scream summer to me, and we love the dried blooms during the off-season months. Your color is absolutely creamy!

Bises,
Genie

Nancy B. Hartley said...

So pretty, Pam. Great job! One of my favorite flowers and you did a great job!