Limelight Hydrangeas with Acrylic

It has been an unusually rainy week at the beach,

so I haven’t been able to paint on the porch

I have been watching Wimbledon and reading

which I’ve really enjoyed,

but sadly I’ve no new paintings to share

Limelight Hydrangeas are one of my favorite summer flowers

They are at their peak right now, mid summer, in parts of the South

Today I am going to re-share this acrylic painting of hydrangeas

I did of my friend Pam’s beautiful garden

  The top photo is from one of her Everyday Living posts

The photo underneath is the picture “painted” with the Waterlogue app

Waterlogue is a great way to simplify a complex subject,

breaking it down into simpler masses of color  

  Then I printed both versions out for reference while painting

I used a limited color palette and a black underpainting

Mixing your own color variations from a limited palette

keeps your painting cohesive  

  I made a few strokes establish where the main blooms will be    

  Next the sky, grass and some greens are added    

  Building the fence with layers of color

  Details to the blooms  

  Adding leaves and other details  

  Lightening the sky and finishing blooms  

  All done  

  You can visit Pam here to see more of her incredible gardens

“Pam’s Hydrangeas” 14″ x 14″ acrylic on wrapped canvas

Pam’s Hydrangeas is also available on 26 different items

in my Society 6 Shop here

You can see all my designs in the Society 6 Shop here

Happy Painting~

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity /What’s for Dinner

Between Naps on the Porch /All About Home

Turn About Tuesday 

Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party

 Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators / Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things / Happiness is Homemade

Home Matters

31 Responses to “Limelight Hydrangeas with Acrylic”
  1. Pam says:

    Jenna, I am so happy you shared this again. I love my painting so much and it has found a home in the Sunshine Cottage. I have two pillows and a tote bag that I have enjoyed. One of the pillows will be in my Tea On Tuesdays upcoming post. Your talent is amazing and thank you for the shout out! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. This is really lovely, Jenna. I always enjoy Pam’s hydrangeas — and all her flowers. To see them so beautifully interpreted by your painting is a real joy. I love the softness of the colors in both the photo and your painting, perfectly captured. I don’t remember seeing it before, so thanks for the reshare!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I remember you sharing this, and it is one of my favorites! You captured Pam’s hydrangeas perfectly! The painting is absolutely beautiful! I’m so happy you shared this again. Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!

  4. Pam’s real life yard is amazing and your painting is just as gorgeous!

  5. Nancy says:

    This was such a sweet post!
    I love your painting of Pam’s Limelights! You make it look so easy.
    I agree with Pam… you are so talented!

  6. I love hydrangeas. You have painted so effortlessly and beautifully.

  7. Mary says:

    Beautiful Jenna! I remember this painting of Pam’s beautiful hydrangeas, such a pretty rendition too! It is so incredibly hot and humid here, Happy Weekend ♥

  8. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, and you have painted a very creative and lovely portrayal of Pam’s garden!

  9. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful painting, Jenna! 💚 I love hydrangeas too.

  10. lghiggins says:

    Beautiful painting! I’m sorry your beach time isn’t conducive to painting this week, but I bet it is fun and relaxing to read with the rain beating down outside.

  11. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Wow – you are amazing! That is such a beautiful painting of Pam’s gorgeous garden, and I love that I can get my own in your shop! And I love to follow along with your technique. Thanks for the fun and beautiful post!

    • Thank you so much Barbara! Are you enjoying your Society 6 shop, it’s a lot of fun to be able to create items from your own photos isn’t it, it’s like magic!

  12. This one is lots of fun….and interesting how the dark canvas gives you added depth. Brave and bold, and I love it! Sandi

  13. Joanne says:

    That is beautiful! It has been a really rainy summer here too.

  14. Kim says:

    Beautiful painting Jenna and I always love “watching” you paint as you go. Pam’s garden is gorgeous and you have captured it just perfectly. Fearless indeed and such amazing talent! Happy Monday to you!

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