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It’s the perfect time of year for painting hydrangeas in acrylics. I sold hydrangea mailboxes in the craft shows of the 1990s, but have rarely painted them since. Why did I ignore this gorgeous spring flower for so long?
Painting to Promote Positivity
This week I decided to add encouraging words to my paintings. I’ve always wanted to embellish my art with positive words and phrases, but was afraid that doing so would limit my work’s selling potential. It was time to put my doubts aside and just go for it!
Dream- a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.
Have you ever had a dream? I don’t know if my dreams are completely fleshed out in my mind, but I know they include painting and writing. Putting words on my work is a way to uplift others and include my love of writing in my paintings. Hydrangeas are puffy like clouds and the color blue is dreamy. It was a perfect match.
- 6″ flower pot, standard white mailbox, 6″ linen panel
- paints- Red, Blue, Black, White, and several shades of Green
- brushes- 1/4 angle, liner brush
- Liquitex varnish and a foam brush for application- optional, but highly encouraged
- I didn’t use a pattern, but feel free to use the pattern above for tracing and shape guidance. Print it here.
- graphite paper-for tracing words and the pattern above onto to your painting surface.
Directions for Painting Hydrangeas in Acrylics
First, make puffy cloud shapes for the base color of the hydrangea. Mix Red and Blue and White, then swish in with the 1/4″ angle brush.
You’re all done! Wasn’t that easy? Thanks for coming along with me for Painting Hydrangeas in Acrylics.
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