Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blue Hydrangea in Fruit Jar

Blue Hydrangea in Fruit Jar
12x12 Oil on Canvas
Cheri wollenberg
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!


Jennifer Richardson said...

loooooooove hydrangeas!
One of my favorites....such
a cool-shade-in-the-summertime
flower. Your painting is yummy!

Carol Blackburn said...

Stunning hydrangeas, Cheri. I am planning a wild flower garden this year. I hope I get alot of beautiful flowers to paint, too.

SYLVIANE said...

Je suis d'accord avec vous pour les semis, cela fait partie en ce moment de mes activités aussi.
les couleurs de l'hydranféa sont très belles, douces, et le bocal est magnifique!Bravo!

Susan said...

I love hydrangeas! This painting is beautiful. I especially like the mood and soft blues.

Karen Bruson said...

Gorgeous. I tried painting these, once. Have never painted flowers since...too hard.

Cheri Wollenberg said...

Somehow Karen, I can't believe that because you are so accomplished; however, I appreciate all these very pleasant comments from everyone (smiles).


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