PeeGee Hydrangeas

This is a closer view of the PeeGees than the last painting I did of them. They are turning pink along the edges of the petals. Hydrangea leaves are very distinctive. I remember when studying botanical illustration, the students were told that in order to get a flower right, the leaf has to be studied and painted correctly as well. Even when we are looking at a flower and not focusing on the leaves, they help make up the overall sense of a flower and are very important, not just for identification, but also for the aesthetic quality of the plant .
At any rate, I find hydrangea leaves to be just as much fun to paint as the flower petals. Their green makes such a nice backdrop for the white blooms.
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