E is for Elephant

E is for Elephant 🌸. Another animal painting. I love all animals and I’m always intrigued by the expression in their eyes, which can say so much. Although elephants have very small eyes, comparing to their size, I tried to capture its expression. And maybe I’ll create an animals alphabet.

Grape Hyacinths

These sweet little grapes are blooming in my garden. Instead of picking, I’ve painted them. I did a more realistic version first and then I just wanted to do a color expression.

Grape Hyacinth, watercolor on paper

Grape Hyacinths

Bloom, a new project

A lot has happened since my last post, I’ve been quiet on my blog here but I’ve been busy behind the scenes.
One cold day in January, while musing and staring out of the window where the birds were flying on an off the bird feeder, the (idealistic) idea was born to send  some more love into the world. We and the world need love! My idea was to do this in the form of flowers seeds. It’s not only that I love to see flowers growing outside but the bees would be grateful too. They suffer and need help.
So a project came to life where I’m planning on putting flowers seeds into little bags and boxes that I will paint and send away to travel and conquer the world. I called this project ‘Give wings to flowers’.

Paperlove

Paperlove

More Hydrangeas

As in my last post, I told you about my love for Hydrangeas. Well, I didn’t say too much when talking about their change of color, they kept changing into the most amazing colors I never have seen before with Hydrangeas….. Or it’s just that their mine and I’m  so obsessed with them….. But the prove of all the color is there as you see.

Hydrangea
Hydrangea

Lovely Hydrangeas

Hydrangea

I can’t get enough of Hydrangeas, seen for the first time while being on holidays in Brittany when I was a little girl. Those big bushes of color in all shades of blue and pink make me wonder and marvel. When I tried to grow my own I preferred the blue ones, being a lover of blue for whole my life. But I didn’t succeed, they all turned pink in the end. Of course I appreciated their attempt and beauty and I didn’t mind at all, being always impressed by their ability to bloom in such marvelous way. They need lots of water, don’t like drought and heat but besides that you can in fact ignore them, I believe that’s what they want.

This year we had the most beautiful blue ones I only dreamed of in the past, the blue was so very intense, I couldn’t do them justice while painting them. So I made pictures, lots of pictures to enjoy them throughout wintertime. And then, this month, when Autumn showed up, they turned colors in such a magical way, the blue became all kinds of different colors, and in many shades. Again I took pictures, of which I would love to share some of them with you.

Hydrangea
Hydrangea