Forced to linger indoors with books and paints. A lovely combination. Music in the background. A tall glass of ice tea on my watercolor tray.
My neighbor keeps me supplied with bouquets of hydrangeas. Used them for the first day Art Camp. Yesterday I cut a cobalt blue mop-head one from my own yard and used it for a Nature Study. With a full day of solitude on my schedule, I dipped into every tube of blue and yellow paint I could find.
These two paintings are the happy result. Then I found this quote in my Italian “blank book” which has been designated my Art Quotations Notebook: “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” Vincent van Gogh, post-impressionist Dutch painter, 1853-90. I added that quote to the painting on the left. For the one on the right, I inserted some lines in Italiano pertaining to gardening tips for L’Ortensia (=hydrangeas).