Every now and then I complete a painting that takes me by surprise when I catch a glimpse of it. This has happened! It may be just be the sheer size of this one - Mystic Blues is the largest painting that I have completed so far. I am really hoping that it captures a sense of romance with the subtle varieties of blues and pinks. Sigh! Works for me!
Blue so blue so soft
So I must admit I am a bit obsessed with blue hydrangea and blue flowers, and well, soft blues. I love the softness of the flowers with their subtle colour variations and the overall emotion that blue flowers evoke. As a child I remember how the wild flax flowers that grew on the side of the road in Cape Breton literally took my breath away. I would run across the road to marvel at them. Completely fascinated with the colour. Turquoise is still one of my favourite colours - I have many.
Paint repeat paint repeat paint....
And so, wondering what one of my next paintings will be? You got it, yet another hydrangea. I plan to start a poured watercolour in the near future. Then I may have finally exhaust my blue hydrangea obsession. Here is the plan - a full sheet. Does anyone out there have any patience pills? Or a gallon of masking compound? Or a large bottle of white wine?
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Time for a quick change
After painting all those blues, I wanted to paint something relatively quick as I leave tomorrow for a long short trip to San Diego, (I am on the East Coast of Canada), and did not want to start another major piece. Beach Buddies was a joy to paint. Fun and happy colours of summer. Bringing back memories of a wonderful family vacation last year on Prince Edward Island. Absolutely one of my all time favourite places in the world!