My hydrangea bushes are full - and I mean FULL - of beautiful blue and lavender blooms! They're gorgeous and I just had to paint them even though I don't do a lot of florals. I put them in an old aqua colored mason jar - I love those things!
So, summer officially kicks off this weekend and I can't wait! My studio already looks like summer is here with paintings of the lake, the curb market with all the bright fresh vegetables and fruit, and plein air scenes of the countryside...and now a few paintings of hydrangeas! Hope your summer is filled with beautiful days of flowers, fireflies, homemade ice cream, swimming pools, hammocks, tall glasses of iced tea....ahhhh, you get the picture!! ;)
Today kicks off Jubilee Cityfest in Montgomery! A great weekend of music, fun, food and fireworks!! I am so excited to be the artist for this year's poster which depicts the fireworks display over the Alabama River with the riverboat, Harriott II, in the foreground and the Montgomery skyline off to the right. Jubilee ends tomorrow night with "Bama's Big Bang!", the state's largest fireworks display and I named the painting "Bang! Bang! Boom!" These weeks leading up to Jubilee have been a 'blast' for me...I know, I know, a really lame pun...but it's true!! There's SO much good and exciting about Montgomery; I hope everyone who can will come to downtown Montgomery and see it for themselves!! Happy Weekend, everyone!
Here's a painting of our beloved Montgomery Biscuits...for those not from around here, yes, that's a baseball team! It's heating up in Montgomery and the Biscuits are warming up in this painting. I love to paint the players and usually end up spending more time taking pictures than actually watching the game. More to come!