.....this should be short and to the point.....or I'll get there without any clothes. Paint supplies but no clothes.
It was painted last Friday, I think, at my friend Tannis' home. She had a wonderful grouping of hydrangea and I wanted to do them all but I compromised. The point of this whole piece is that one small blue flower stealing the limelight (literally) from the other blooms. It was like this but I worked to make it more interesting than it was.
'Overstate, understate, but never tell the truth' Charles Movalli
This next is a quick study done two days ago. Nancy always feeds me when I go over so when other painters say they are gathering at her house I have to 'stop by'.....for lunch.
I did it without sketching anything out ahead of time but if you go back a couple of blog posts you will see a drawing I did of the same scene. It was still in my head.
I'll try and post from Italy.....but who knows if I actually can. Later.