Monday, November 23, 2009

Pink Hydrangia

My latest acrylic painting. I liked the colors so much I'm using it in my header. These are my hydrangias this year...all pink and green. I did feed them once in the spring. If anyone has experience with turning them blue, I'd like to hear.

This was so much fun painting. It's kind of what I'm trying to gear towards...a more abstract approach to my paintings and ideas. One nice thing about acrylic is because it drys so fast, you can go over areas that aren't working. I started this painting with a pink to yellow underpainting and then painted the flowers around the colors.

I'm not sure if this painting's finished. I have to come back and look at it in a week. That's when everything finally jumps out at you.


Angela said...

It's a gorgeous painting - lots of gorgeous colors!

If you want to turn them blue, you need to find out the pH of your soil now so that you know if you'll need to raise or lower it. They turn blue with a pH of 5.2 - 5.5 or so.


Diana said...

Wow, I'm impressd. Thanks I'll keep that in mind for next year.

Anonymous said...

So did the hydrangeas ever turn blue???

Jack Oster

Diana said...

Hey Jack...Email me! Love to hear from you! I can't reply back to anonymous.

No my hydrangias look worse this season..almost white. I need to visit a garden shop.

Kerry said...

Hi Diana, my mum lets her laundry water flow out onto her hydrangeas and they are a range of bright purple to dark blue. Hope this helps. I don't think you should alter this one. I like the impressionistic style, you make it look effortless.