Picture Name: Red Hydrangea
Where painted: In studio at home from life
Medium: Watercolour on a white ‘not’ surface paper
Size: 14in x 18in (including off-white mount supplied)
Inspiration: I was asked to paint a flower in the same no pre-drawing style of ‘Essence of Sweet Peas’ by an ex colleague. The only flowers available to me at the time were the hydrangeas growing in the gardens of the flats where I used to live. This is one of a number of different hydrangeas I painted for her to choose from. I hadn’t realised at the time that the vase (actually an old bottle) wasn’t symmetrical, but I corrected it a couple of years later and am happier with it now.