One of my friends brought me a little blooming Hydrangea plant from the market. It was such a breath of fresh air and reminded me of the Spring to come. She was telling me that her Mother has been "down in the dumps" lately - she lives in a one of the states hard hit by the snow and cold weather - loves Hydrangeas and lives in an adorable cottage. I decided to paint her a little surprise painting to cheer her up.
Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for inspirations.
This picture of my blue vintage bicycle was taken last year when the flowers were in bloom.
There . . . .
The hot house Hydrangea my friend brought me.
Everywhere . . . .
Photo was taken last year.
More of the hot house Hydrangea
I decided to paint my blue vintage bicycle and put Hydrangeas in the basket for my friend's Mother. I painted the word cottage with the thought in mind that she may want to hang it on the front door of her adorable cottage.
But, then, maybe she would rather have a basket of Hydrangeas painted on a Welcome sign that she can hang in the garden.
Or, maybe she would rather have a blue bicycle Welcome sign with a basket of Hydrangeas to hang on her picket fence.