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Autumn coloured hydrangeas in aquarelle.

I adore the colours of hydrangeas in the fall. They lose that bright summer blues and pinks and become faded. Even the whites turn a faded green. Some dried brown petals turn the blooms into pieces of art in shades of all colours.

I did the the first sketch too stiff and controlled into a round ball, even though I am not too unhappy with the colours.

autumn hydrangea 1

So I decided to do another sketch, this time much looser, maybe not immediately recognizable as an hydrangea, but I have never cared about likeness. Loose, fluid painting with personal interpretation is much more important to me.

autumn hydrangea 2à bientôt

ronelle

2 responses

  1. Some of my very favorites and you have captured them so prettily.

    September 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

  2. Stunning!! I totally agree with you, I love that faded colour. Here in the south of France, Hydrangeas turn that colour much too early! They are now bright green!!!!

    September 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

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