The inspiration for “Hydrangeas in a Blue Pot” came right from our backyard, and the light dancing on the flowers, grass and trees. Dan and I were busy doing “yard stuff” when we noticed that the yard was bathed in magical light, ending the work detail, and the start of an oil painting. That’s what happens when you are married to an artist-you cannot control the light and the artist has to create when everything is lining up.
The hydrangeas were painted with the palette knife, giving the flowers incredible detail and depth. You can almost feel the heaviness of the blossoms; they were enormous. We are looking forward to their bloom this year.
Just a note about the wrought-iron gate-purchased locally, from an owner, who traveled around the world picking up unusual yard art. The antique gate was originally from France and used to protect the lower windows, on the town houses, from entry. We had to have them-two were for sale, and little did we know that one would become a background for an oil painting.
“Hydrangeas in a Blue Pot” is on display and for sale at Kariann Price Designs, Boutique and Fine Art Gallery at 169B Main Street, Deep River, CT. 06417. Her website is www.kariannprice.com, and please stop in and say hello and tell her Dan and Nancy sent you. You’ll enjoy your visit with the store and Kariann.
“The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.” -Walt Whitman
Dan and Nancy (we are also on facebook)