Monday, September 14, 2015

Make Believe

All around me I see lush hydangrea shrubs in bloom. Paint me!, several of them have yammered. However, despite their persistent demands, I've had such trouble finding any lighting or backdrop that speaks to me.


Suddenly I remembered I can create whatever I want. I can make believe!

And so I have.

I pulled out a matte knife and a brush. Upwards of ninety-five percent of this painting was created by scraping a knife or dabbing a #16 bright. Almost no brush strokes at all. The hydrangea bushes in my neck of the woods are not set against vivid red-orange of any kind, but look at this paniculata!

Strutting the Red Carpet
6x6", acrylic on gessobord