We are moving into my favourite time of year, Autumn in Victoria. The heat is still with us, but there is a crispness to the air which speaks of the fine sunny days and cool clear nights. I have painted one of my favourite summer flowers Hydrangeas. My mother always had Hydrangeas growing and I loved their great blousy flowers that glowed in the summer shade, reminding me that there were still cool greens around. But as we move into autumn the blues are touched with a purple as they slowly fade.
This was a great deal of fun to do, it is small for me 30cm square and it was a challenge to move the colours in the petals through from yellow, to blue and then purple. There are some really lovely parts of this painting where the colours really sing.
My thoughts when I started this was to do four different hydrangea pictures, I am going to start on my second now, so I might make it.