Pee Gee Hydrangeas Floral Oil Painting

What will this be?

That's the question I asked on my Facebook page. People took their guesses:
  • autumn foliage?
  • flowers?
  • hydrangeas?
  • cotton candy?
It turns out that some of them were right and of course you already know what it will be because you've seen the post title and picture. This is the beginning of an oil painting of PeeGee hydrangea blossoms (though it does look like cotton candy).

If you'd like to see how the rest of the painting turns out, read on:

The "cotton candy" is the first layer of the flowers painted without details. I let this part dry a bit overnight before adding petals and highlights. Meanwhile I paint a dark background with the same flat brush.

Then I paint some sketchy leaves.

Each round blossom is made up of many smaller blossoms. So the next day I use a pointed round brush to add those blossoms in shades of white.

Some of the blossoms are in shadow to give the painting depth, and I used darker shades to paint them. Yet the sunlight peeks through the flowers and brightens these shadowed blossoms here and there.

After many more tweaks and details, the hydrangeas painting is done and it no longer looks like cotton candy, I'm hoping!

Pee Gee Hydrangeas oil painting is sold. If you would like one painted just for you, let me know and I'll be happy to!

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