Friday, October 29, 2010

Hydrangea in Glass Vase


These are the prettiest blue hydragea blossoms. I am working on a larger still life which include this vase of flowers. The light on these flowers was very appealing and I wanted to capture the image on its own. In this painting I tried for greater harmony and worked to establish a strong contrast.

8X8 inches
oil
canvas panel

13 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Good job on the hydrangeas, Layne! Just enough detail, and wonderful range of values. I love it!

LindaHunt said...

Thanks, Virginia...I had a difficult time with the background and forground and had to work to get te right values.

Ruth Andre said...

Linda this is such a nice painting. Hydrangeas are so complicated and you have simplified them beautifully. Lovely colors

Kim Blair said...

Yes, I agree with Ruth, hydrangeas are complicated. Your immediate brush strokes give it a Van Gogh feeling. Even though you have used soft cool colours your brush work has created lots of energy.
Kim

LindaHunt said...

Thank you, Ruth and Kim. I enjoyed painting this painting...I appreciate your comments...it is always enlightening what others see!

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful colors. Love all the different directions of your brushstrokes.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Nice work on this Linda. Hydrangeas are so beautiful and so complicated and you were able to simplify them in a wonderful manner. Love your colors too.

Cathyann said...

Of course I love the colors...so like my recent post ! But I especially like the abstract quality you gave this. The thumbnail jumped out and the enlargement is even better,Linda.

Janice said...

Linda, another gem, the stems in the water and the water colors you've used are wonderful!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

I love this too...works all around for me

Kelley Sanford said...

So fresh and simple.

Carol Carter said...

your work is simply stunning! i love it.. and would like to share w/my class.

LindaHunt said...

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to stop by...I appreciate your comments so much...I think it is important to get feedback!