Friday, July 10, 2009

Blue Lace I

The delphinium are blooming in our back garden. Catching a glimpse of them out of the corner of my eye, I turned to take a good look at the tiny flowers scattered along the main stems, with more delicate buds dangling off the wispy side shoots. Some of the blooms were open, others just ready to burst, while many were still in the tight bud stage. The gentle breeze was moving the stems just enough to keep everything a bit out of focus, creating a whimsical portrayal of blue lace against the weathered grey wood of the fence.
I painted a mate to this one which I will post on Monday. Simple, painterly tones of blue against grey...

10x8 oil on canvas, (won't take long to dry)

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