Sunday, January 4
Here is a recently completed painting. The hydrangea was a gift from my neighbor, the violinmaker Hiroshi Iizuka. Of course, the hydrangea dried up long ago, but I'd painted it in very quickly, and then worked on the rest of the set-up over a much longer period of time. I used a photo I took of the bouquet, and looked at other hydrangea paintings, to help me put in a few last details of the flowers. I love painting hydrangeas, but don't get enough time to do so as much as I want! C'est la vie.