In process

December 11, 2009

Hydrangea”, painting in process, ©Jill Rosoff 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.

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2 Responses to “In process”

  1. Maryann Says:

    Jill – the blue hydrangea is developing beautifully!


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