Saturday, May 22, 2010

Inspired by Guy's Hydrangeas - Lin Frye

Daily Practice

My own hydrangeas are just opening their blue blossoms, but my friend Guy ( posted and allowed me to use on of his pink beauties for this inspiration! THANk YOU again, Guy!

This small painting took me far longer than I thought it would -- I tried to keep the values -- all similiar - soft and light, and yet give it enough contrast for those wee florets to pop a bit .... challenging indeed! Additionally, our soils in the North Carolina piedmont are predominently acidic, which renders the majority of hydrangeas blue instead of pink. So this was quite fun to paint.

We're off to see some gardens today, though rain is in the forecast. My 'weeds' still beckon -- but they'll have to wait a bit longer ...

Have a great Saturday!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. I feel the softness of the petals :)

  2. Thank you both so much ... There are hydrangeas all around me in full bloom -- but not mine ... sigh ...

  3. Oh, you've captured these Hydrangeas beautifully Lin! Well done! And enjoy the weeds for a while, especially if they're Dandelions!

  4. I'm loving your "inspired by" series, Miss Lin!


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