Friday, June 25, 2010

Lacecap Hydrangea - Lin Frye

Lacecap Hydrangea
Originally uploaded by linfrye
9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Though the recent extreme temps are giving these magnificent flowers a 'challenge', the lace-cap hydrangeas are still such a magnificent sight! The cool blues and purples of the lace-caps in my garden temper the 100F heat and humidity just by their color and bright spot in the shade.

Hydrangeas come in so many varieties of shapes and forms. I purchased a new variety that is supposed to remain pink despite the pH of the soil -- we'll see .... I am waiting for the weather to cool a bit before I subject another plant to such intense weather!

Still no rain and another hot, hot, hot day ... Stay cool ...!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. I said something very similar on my garden blog about the weather. Ha... Your sketch is just beautiful. I have been inspired by your paintings. I like the way you put a little touch in the background. It seems to highlight the sketch without taking over. The hues in the leaves make the light dance through the sketch too. Have a great weekend.

  2. Thank you so much, Lisa! Yes, the heat and humidity is terrible. Even at 10 pm last night, you could hardly breathe outdoors ...

  3. Lin, beautiful painting. Yes I also have different varieties of these beauties, you just inspired me to go out there and paint them. Thank you for sharing.

  4. This is absolutely beautiful. I recognized them right away - they look just like the one's in my mom's back yard.

  5. Wow! You've captured these Hydrangeas beautifully Lin! When they flower here in South Africa in December, they also provide a bit of coolness int he summer heat!


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