Lacecap Hydrangea

"Lacecap Hydrangea"
24" x 24"
Acrylic on wrapped canvas
There were dozens of them in each arrangement, but I zeroed in on the heart of one single Lacecap Hygrangea.  Probably, it wasn't how most of the visitors at the Chicago Botanic Gardens viewed the exhibit. 

I began painting this piece in a traditional way; large brush, lots of color and then I lost my mind!  I switched to colored pencil for the details; the veins, bud separations, highlights and deep shadows.  I couldn't help it.  It's exactly the look I was going for.

This painting is listed with, and for sale through a Daily Paintworks auction.

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