Blue Hydrangea in Fruit Jar
12x12 Oil on Canvas
One of the great things about being an artist is getting to know more about flowers. I have to admit there is so much "science" in raising beautiful flowers that I am sometimes overwhelmed when I put my "gardener's hat" on. I have this crazy desire to raise my own flowers for floral paintings. I have a lot of wonderful friends who have shared starts and seedlings of plants and flowers with me, and I am successful occasionally in following through with the discipline in caring for these prized gifts! Hydrangea is one type of flower that I have become interested in during the last several years. I found out that soil is usually what dictates the color of these gorgeous florals. I have to admit that painting them is still my favorite thing even though it is absolutely delightful to cut some live flowers for a bouquet from my own flower beds. There is defintely a connection in arts and sciences!