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.

NFS
10x10 oil on canvas.



4 comments:

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.