Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Pastel of Purple Hydrangeas

"Purple Hydrangeas"
image approx. 6" x 9"
framed 9" x 12"
soft pastel on Art Spectrum (aubergine)

Several years ago, I went to Guatemala with a group of painters and Kaye Franklin.  Kaye painted the hydrangeas in the beautiful gardens at the Hotel Atitlan as an oil painting demonstration.  There wasn't enough time for us to paint them, however, I took a lot of photos, never thinking I would paint them someday.  Just goes to show you, you just never know.
I think that is why so many artists collect things, save a tremendous amount of photos and have lots of art supplies, because "YOU JUST NEVER KNOW - 
when that photo or art material or item will inspire you to paint it!"

This is the mat and frame added today.


Victoria said...

Beautiful! it looks like you painted them in a full moonlight!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Victoria - they were just sticking out in the light from under tall tropical trees in a wonderful garden that was like no other.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

ohemgee, truer words were never spoken! (Just have a look at my still life props, lol, ridiculous!) It's a beautiful painting and right you are, you just never know. You rock, Pattie!!