Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blue Hues and Summer News

Hydrangeas have been abundant and fabulous this year -- 
alas, the blue blooms have faded by now in our part of the South, 
but it's still fun to look at some different recent and past interpretations 
of a favorite summer inspiration...

June, 2018, Abundant blues in my garden

June, 2018, Fresh Cuttings in a tiny vase,
chez moi

And, also July, 2018, some Late Cuttings, 
in my studio:

Now to the painted ones --

Two recent semi-abstract interpretations:

You Send Me, 2018, 12 x 12,  sold

Lyrical Prose, 2018, 18 x 14, sold

Recent, more traditional hydrangea paintings:

Sweet Surprise,  2018, 16 x 12, sold

Abundantly White, 2018, 24 x 20, sold

Fairly Recent Workshop demo of hydrangeas and fruit:

Workshop Demo, 2017, 18 x 24, sold

This one is kind of fourth of July-ish!

Summer Blues, 2017, 30 x 24, sold

A Couple of Blasts from the Past:

Dance of Blue, 18 x 24, 2014, sold

Remembrance, 44 x 44, 2016, sold
(This one is acrylic)

Hydrangeas and Pears, 24 x 24, 2016, sold

The painting below,  done this spring,

 looked  to me like a bad hair day, so I painted over it!

No Name, 24 x 20

Re-style for my Bad Hair Day: 

Revelation, 24 x 20, sold
(no hydrangeas here)

And finally, below is a little study I recently did of Sarah and Eli 
from a photo taken when they lived in 
Sitka, Alaska!  
They are bigger now and live in North Carolina...

Sarah and Eli, Sitka Summer, 16 x 12, 2018

BTW, I am teaching two workshops in North Carolina next week --
got an email today that two spots have opened for the first workshop 
at the Bascom in Highlands, NC.
July 24 and 25th:  Modern and Free: Let's Paint from Life
If you want to join the fun, call Billy Love at 828-526-4949, ext 140.