Friday, July 20, 2012

Painting Pink Hydrangeas



Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea - yes I am serving tea this morning as we are having a cool and cloudy day in Southern California. I wanted to celebrate Beverly's birthday (creator of  Pink Saturday) on July 28th a little early  by painting something pink.
            I am linking to Pink Saturday at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com.

                   Let's join Bentley, My Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for pink inspirations.





I decided to cut the pink Hydrangeas to dry for the winter - they are planted in a container and I can't believe how many blooms they produced.

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I really like the way the Hydrangeas look in the round glass bowl and decided to paint them on a small square canvas.
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                                                                      " Art In The Garden"





Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog.  Due to the numerous requests I receive asking me about purchasing  my small original paintings I am going to start listing them in my ETSY shop for $45.00.  The pink Hydrangeas will be my first small painting 9x9  listed and can be purchased by clicking on my ETSY shop on my blog.
                                                                         Painting  Sold


                                                   "The Lord is my strength". Psalm 28:7

25 comments:

Junebug said...

Love the painting!! One thing that amazes me every time I stop by is Bentley, the Studio Assistant. How do you get him to pose for the perfect pictures? It is must be he is so incredibly talented just like the Studio owner!!

Snap said...

The pink hydrangeas are gorgeous, love the hat, the teapot and teacup are amazing and your helper is quite handsome!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love your blog but this one is soul filling. Your painting is lovely and I adore Bentley. :)

Jen said...

beautiful :)

whenever I think of hydranges I think of the BIG bushy one we had growing in our front garden as I was growing up :)

Irene said...

Love your pink hydrangeas. Bentley is very photogenic.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll put your Etsy shop in my favs! I love your art! Enjoy the weekend, my friend!

ShirleyC said...

Your hydrangeas are so beautiful! We've never had any luck with those here.

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Erin. This is a perfect Pink Saturday inspiration.
I could just squeeze your studio assistant, you know. ;)
XOXO's for you...and for Bentley,
Marcia

chubskulit said...

How beautiful!! Happy Pink Saturday and have a nice weekend.

My PINK

Mary said...

Erin, a delightful painting of your beautiful pink hydrangeas - glad you've had so many blooms to clip and dry. I've saved a few of my blue ones from the devastating heat here (I'm sure you recall the NC Summers!) and they have dried already - nice shades of green and mauve - later I will fill a large basket on top of my armoire with them for Winter decor.

Woof to handsome as ever Bentley - enjoy your weekend together.
Hugs - Mary

Carol at Serendipity said...

Erin,

Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words. Your paintings and photographs are just stunning.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Carol

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Your garden is so glorious!
This is a very happy place to be, and your dog is darling.....
xx
julie

Evie said...

I always enjoy your beautiful flowers and paintings. Thank you for the smaller size paintings too!!!!!!!!!

eJoops said...

Just beautiful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Pink Slushy Magic, come and see.

Terri Morse said...

Hi Erin! This is my first visit to your gorgeous blog! Your office assistant is very cute, and your painting is lovely. My studio assistant is Molly, the golden retriever. She doesn't say much, but she's a sweet companion :) I'll mention you in my blog and include a link so others can visit your wonderful site. Have a great weekend, Terri

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful post. Your Hydrangeas are beautiful and Bentley is just too cute. I love your blog.
~Clara

CailinMarie said...

oh! People like you are why I blog! I am jealous of your garden and your studio and ... for me jealous is good it pushes me to *do*
so off I go to do chores so I can have time to play with color later.
Gorgeous photos and beautiful painting

Ruth Welter said...

Love your beautiful pink hydrangeas Erin, both the photos and your lovely painting.

Have a great, creative week.

ruth

millefeuilles said...

What a stunning blog! Gardens and art are always a favourite theme for me. I have noticed a profusion of hydrangeas around our parts here in France. You have captured them beautifully.

Warmest wishes from your most recent follower.

Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Magical - just magical.

vicki said...

Hi Erin-- that bright, vivid pink is gorgeous// your newest painting is so lovely. I'm sure it will go to a happy home soon!! Love that Bentley boy!
Vicki

sandra said...

Such prettiness, I feel like I can smell all the beautiful flowers...thanks for letting me know about my blog issue...and good luck on my giveaway;))

Marlynne said...

I just love your blog and your paintings! You are a girl (lady or woman) after my own heart!

AshTreeCottage said...

I am late visiting this post, but am so happy I stopped by! Everything is so beautiful from the pretty pink teapot and cup to the flowers and of course to your dear Bentley. Thank you for bringing some sunshine into my day!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Candy said...

Gorgeous.