Category Archives: Hydrangea

HYDRANGEA FLOWERS – EARLY MORNING COASTAL FOG – WATERCOLOR

Hydrangea flowers watercolor 2011 WATERMARK

NATURE & BOTANICAL ART JOURNAL 2010 – Hydrangea watercolor with iridescent watercolors added.  Love hydrangeas in the early morning coastal fog.

Hydrangea LJ 6-2014 - 3

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HYDRANGEA FLOWERS WITH BLUE & WHITE STILL LIFE – Watercolor

 

Hydrangea Flowers with Blue & White 7-2014 WATERMARKRecently I was at Trader Joe’s and spotted a beautiful display of hydrangea flowers, which glory be I could buy and take home.  Gotta love Trader Joe’s!  So home I go with lovely pastel summer hydrangea flowers.  Clear my coffee table of sea shells & art books to set up a blue & white still life.  The hydrangea flowers look so wonderful in the blue & white vases.  Such a harmonious color palette.  This still life keeps me busy over the course of several days sketching in my Nature & Botanical Art Journal.  I sketch & rearrange objects & sketch and rearrange again.  Ah the luxury of being an artist and having the time to just draw & paint.  Lucky me.  

Here’s some photos of the hydrangeas for sale at Trader Joe’s !  I can never decide which hydrangea colors are my favorite – is it the rosy pink ones or the pale green ones or the subtle blue ones?  I love them all!  

http://www.traderjoes.com/

Did you know that in Japan hydrangea viewing is considered best when the flowers are in the rain?  Misty watercolor hydrangeas in summer rain.  Like a poem isn’t it?