December 11, 2009
Its a good news/bad news week for a new piece for this blog: with a couple of projects that came due this week there was little time to work on my small paintings. So for this week’s entry here is a photo of a new, larger piece I have going of a blue hydrangea.
What’s fun with these is that each big bloom is a globe of small four-petalled blossoms. And each one is in a different stage of its bloom, which means there’s a variety of colors going on. The younger blossom pops open from its bud, and is paler and greener. As it matures it gains more and more of its color. So I work with each petal on each blossom, infusing it with its own color as it blooms. Then when you step back and look at the flower from a longer view the mature blossom is blue, or lavender or pink. When you keep an eye on it over the course of a few days you get to watch the young blossom grow and become bluer and bluer, or pinker and pinker.