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Hydrangeas

It's no secret that hydrangeas are my favorite flowers! Recreating them on paper is the most labor intensive artwork that I attempt, but the enjoyment of seeing these beautiful flowers all year long is well worth the effort. Some favorite colors include dark navy blues and purples, but the most striking color combination that I have seen is a blue peppermint (or red peppermint based on acidity soil levels).
The center is blue, the edges are white.

Process: The fresh hydrangeas are photographed, taken apart (floret by floret), and pressed. When the flower is ready for use, it is reconstructed based on the photo image. Background papers are selected to complement the colors of the hydrangea. Since the flowers are large, the artwork is usually 11 x 14 or larger.