Saturday 8 December 2012
Wasn't very pleased with this effort, but am posting it to show the evidence that I have wielded a brush today. I have a lot to learn about tone. I intend to make it a high priority in the quest to improve my paintings.
I had bought a few lovely potted hydrangeas of different hue to decorate the back garden for my daughter's afternoon birthday tea party. It was a challenge to get some good photos before the heat spoilt them. Having come straight from their pampered greenhouses they hadn't had a chance to harden up against the heat. I have one long suffering hydrangea that has limped through quite a few summers in my care(lessness).
It is looking its happiest for years. Now it's used to the harshness of the big outdoors it doesn't wilt so easily . Since re-igniting my passion for gardening recently the garden and potplants are looking better than they have for some time.