Saturday, May 1, 2010

Painting #61 when plants rejoice, they turn purple

When Dan and I first got married, I had such rosy dreams of having a beautiful garden, full of huge blooms, and lush colors… so, we spent several days pulling an endless amount of weeds, buying a huge truck of dirt, moving that dirt into place using a snow shovel, and planting tiny little seedlings. However, we were doomed. I have a brown thumb. None of my flowers got very big, and they certainly weren’t lush. But, the hydrangea plants saved my reputation. We planted three around the front of the garden, so they were always visible, and, thankfully, they bloomed! Ya… I felt like a pretty good gardener when I saw that…

In memory of those blessed bushes, I’ve painted this oil painting. It’s the largest one I’ve done so far (a little taste of things to come) and was very enjoyable to work on.
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1 comment:

thejoyofcolor said...

I love your paintind and this heydregena is fantastic , they are my favorit too. We were in Itally 3 years ago in the Protofino Area and they were blooming in pinks and blues evrry werer, You have a beautiful Blog Emily, and i appreciate to 365 painting project,! I try to draw every day but i'm not that disciplened as you. I'll come again to see all of them , now i'm going to bake some Brownies to my younger son who is in the army. Thanks Yael


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