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Monday, April 10, 2017

"Hydrangeas & Lemons"


8"x8" oil on linen gallery-wrapped canvas painted from life in the Alla Prima fashion

This sweet little still life was begging to be painted after a long day of painting en plein air.  My hostess had this beautiful pitcher of hydrangeas sitting on her kitchen counter near the window, and I painted this as the sun set outside under natural lighting.  As this painting progressed, I found I couldn't see the color in the values anymore, so I had to stop here.  
I like how it turned out despite my race against the clock to get it down before dark.

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