Monday, 20 August 2012

Purple Hydrangea oil painting on board

It's been a while since I've posted! Today I had a photoshoot with Wendy and her 2 lovely kids - the photos were great, though not a lot I can use for portraits. I will do a few sketches from the ones I like and see what "Mum" says.
As I was leaving she gave me a few stems of her beautiful Hydrangea bush. I couldn't wait to get home and start painting! I had a few jobs to do first but after lunch I toddled off to the studio with my jar of flowers! I used MDF board 8inch square and my water based oils.
I sold a few of my small still life paintings during the Art and Craft Trail, which was gratifying. It's all very well painting away and thoroughly enjoying the subject but we artists all like our work to have appeal to a wider audience, other than just ourselves and the dog!


  1. Oh my! you are one active lady. The child with the "dragon" is so sweet. You have made such a sweet memory of the day with the painting of the hydrangeas.

  2. Beautiful painting and colours!

  3. Wonderfully observed, Margaret.

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