Just a quick progress report on the painting ‘Grandma’s Hydrangeas.'
This painting began as an assignment for a group I’m in. It was supposed to be a one-day, 2-3 hour project. Now, in days gone by I would finish a painting in a day….but, I never completed a painting in 2 or so hours. So for me, this was the beginning of a piece. I found that I was not the only one in the group who looked at this the same way. These paintings usually take far more time than anyone can imagine.
I’ve had a few sessions on this one but had set it aside during the website building weeks. In this last session, I added some under-shadow color so that the end detail in the petals will stand out. If you take a look at both the greenery and sky through the window, you will see more detail in the sky and the light from the sun playing on the leaves of the trees. As your eyes move down lower to the ground, the colors deepen, and less play from the sun is visible. There is also more shadow playing in the back corner of the room as well as under the table.
My hope is to be able to finish this one over the weekend. I am very interested in seeing how the texture and the shadows come together to make the hydrangeas pop.
I hope you all have a great weekend,
We’ll talk next week…