"Southern Blue Hydrangeas"
14 x 14, oil on gallery wrapped linen
Available, email me if interested
Sunday afternoon I wanted to go to a friend's house to cut some of her blue hydrangeas for a painting. My man said he'd go with me. He's been working some long hours lately, and I've been missing him. So I was thrilled when he offered, because he was working on some billing and I guess he needed a little break (friend's home is just 5 minutes away). He's my best friend and a wonderful man, and he's so encouraging to me and my art. He comes in exhausted each day but always wants to see what I've been working on.... When I recently found out that I was invited to the Anne Irwin Emerging Artist show in August, he was the first one I called. He sounded even more excited than me (and believe me, I was excited.) On our way back home from my friends, we rode by some wild orange tiger lilies. I didn't say anything, but he pulled over without me asking him to... and got out and cut me some. He said he knew I was wanting to paint them. I couldn't help but take his picture from the car.