Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Thoughts

Colors of May, 16 x 12, 2012

Well, last fall zillions of acorns rained down on our house and property in Atlanta -- more than I can ever remember.   So, of course, this spring I have been constantly pulling out little oak trees.  Now, however, forget The Year of the Acorn:  2012 is surely to be the Year of the Hydrangea!  We have many mature hydrangeas lining the street at the front of our home, and this spring they are laden with more blossoms than ever!!  YAY...the colors in early May are great, soft greenish whites and blues and purples.  Over the years, I have painted hydrangeas in various ways, always trying to simplify the form, yet suggest the detail.  Below is a shot of my new crop and a few old paintings of a favorite.


Best ever!

Pastel Close-up


Blue and White, 16 x 16, 2008

Summer Story, 14 x 14, 2009

End of Season, 12 x 12, 2010


  1. Une publication merveilleuse, pleine de fraîcheur et de délicatesse... des oeuvres aux couleurs douces et acidulées, j'aime.
    gros bisous

  2. I love the softness of your beautiful.

  3. I absolutely love your beautiful soft colors--yum!

  4. Just gorgeous, Nancy! Thanks for sharing. Karen Beard

  5. I just love Colors of May! The gorgeous loose brushwork on those hydrangeas against the shiny of the pitcher just works so beautifully together:) Love seeing your hydrangea body of work-) smile- they are all just so beautiful! Fun to see how you have painted them all.

  6. I love hydrangeas. They need too much water to thrive in our part of the country, tho. Your bed of ferns and lush greenery is just gorgeous!