Today's Art Blog is about another floral painting! Thanks for checking in with me!
I have come to discover that I absolutely love to paint flowers! On larger canvases and larger blossoms. This piece is of white and and Limelight Hydrangeas hanging out in their garden on a breezy day!
I started with raw canvas and then primed it and cut it to the size I wanted. Then, I just tacked it up onto a wall in my basement and began. I decided that I wanted this to be a large floral which will get a lot of attention! I started this one vertically and when I turned it to work on the background, I was surprised by how the perspective worked very well. When I heard from a few of you who follow my work on Instagram and Facebook saying it worked really well horizontally, I made the change. But I think it can be hung either way!
I toned the canvas in greens and yellows, pulling out some background hints of leaves, stems and branches. Hits of grasses and flower buds. I then started with the larger blossoms and I nestled them up against each other and leaves and stems as I went along.I painted with gold and green to shadow the blossoms. Stepping back often to keep the perspective, this piece just continued to unfold with more hydrangeas in different stages of blooms! The background is highs and lows of shading and shadowing. Some leaves and stems are large and present in the foreground, others are blurred and meandering. I kept the color pallet soft and harmonious.
I am very happy with this piece! I have not put this canvas on its frame yet. With so much interest in this piece when it sells the shipping cost being shipped on a frame would be a lot. I thought I would just roll it and ship in a tube.
Thank you all for your suggestions and opinions! I love hearing from you during the process of painting! Please check in soon for my next painting!