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Late season hydrangeas in oil.

It feels so great to work in oils again! It is and will always be my first love. I neglect it far too much. In fact, there a lot of things I neglect too much. Anyway…

My hydrangeas are at the end of their summer colour. they were beautifully white and I had dark pinks. The whites turned to greens and the pinks to this beautifully seductive deep burgundy. Some really suffered from the hat and drought of August and crumpled into brown and black splotches among the greens and magentas. I love these colors…rich and old and weathered.

hydrangeas set-up in atelier

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Hydrangeas 1

oil on linen, 55x45cm

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halfway through hydrangeas 1

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Hydrangeas 2

oil on linen, 45x33cm

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halfway through hydrangeas 2

I am more impressed with the halfway through hydrangeas 2 than with the completed painting. At this stage I wanted to stop, but just wanted to do a touch more to the surrounding greens. Before I could stop myself, I added touches all over and the painting completely changed. So much for being happy with the painting before adding touches..

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Until next time

Ronell

 

3 responses

  1. cathgatland

    I love those rich rusty late season colours of hydrangeas too – beautiful painting Ronelle, glad you’ve got back to your oils!

    September 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

  2. annie

    Gorgeous colors you have created here, Ronelle.

    September 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm

  3. my hydrangeas are just starting to flower now, its very odd lol

    I think you did a great job getting the texture right for all the petals 🙂

    September 28, 2016 at 3:32 am

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