Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Garden Hydrangea


Garden Hydrangea, 12 x 12, L. Daniel

I have watched this Hydrangea in our beach house garden go from leaves only, to little pink-tipped buds, to full-on flower. This process was duplicated in gardens all over the island and they are now in full display everywhere. They are a real garden staple in the south and have fabulously brilliant color; the soil must be perfect for them.
updated image 6/13 - slight changes from original.

8 comments:

Tracey Mardon said...

I really miss them in my garden. They need acidic soil and lots of moisture and warmth. Thanks for the picture, it's beautiful! Love the background.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Yes, the flower is delightful - and your soft, subtle background colors keep the eye moving about.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Laurel, this is really wonderful. I love the way you painted the flower, very simple, and unfussy.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Love the technique on this.

Susan Roux said...

Love the atmosphere here. A simple composition with a lot of feeling and depth.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love these flowers. Here, especially on Cape Cod, they are a stunning range of blues to violets because of the acidic soil.
Fabulous painting.

Mitzi Easley said...

Great work Laurel - Vacation painting is surely a sweet spot for you - the work you've done there has been just stunning! Congrats!!

Linda Popple said...

Lovely! Great composition and love the colors.