Hydrangea Flower Watercolor Painting

I have been commissioned by Glenmary again this year to paint another Christmas scene for their annual appeal.  Very exciting!  However as you may have seen from the lack of blog posts, I have not painted much this year due to being so busy with other projects.  So, before I began working on the first draft of the paintings I sent to Glenmary, I decided to pick some hydrangeas from in front of my apartment building and do a quick painting to help loosen me up.

Hydrangeas are a little difficult because of the mass of blooms, so I decided to try to simplify by laying down color variations of the flowers and then doing some negative space painting to indicate some individual blooms.  I was going to paint the leaves a flat green, but they turned out not too successful, so I decided to try the same sort of negative painting with them.  All in all, I think fairly successful!

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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