Thursday, August 26, 2010

Double Delight

Hollyhocks and more hollyhocks!  I have numerous reference photos... and as I scan my iphoto albums the hollyhocks call out to me with their big happy faces.   A cute bulbous nose, full of pollen, surrounded by a large ruffled collar gives the impression of a colourful clown, rather than a flower bloom.  It would seem that I am not the only one with a vivid imagination regarding hollyhocks... have a look at this site, and see how to make hollyhock dolls from the buds and blooms.

Let me know if you try making one.

10x10 oil on canvas.


Dusty Pines said...

what colors - i really like how you've made the middle values glow! thank you!

Ralph said...

Wow such marvellous colours. I found your blog by chance but will follow it with intent.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I never get tired of looking at hollyhocks! You are the Queen.

Kelley Sanford said...

Love how you fill the canvas with these beautiful flowers. Nicely done, Kim.