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Blue Nightingale by p-e-a-k Blue Nightingale by p-e-a-k
Hortensia macrophylla Nachtigall

Watercolour on Fabriano Uno 300 g hot-pressed
60 x 80 cm

First time I first saw this kind of hydrangea I just flipped; had to have one for my garden in France! Unfortunately a hybrid like this needs much more care than I could ever give it, being away for 9 months of the year. So, sadly :( no "nightingale" for my garden...
But then I decided to do the next best thing..... paint it!
:lmao:
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zasu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
pretty pretty!

i used to dislike hydrangea (our name for it), thinking it was a bit too bombastic and "tight" with those big balls o' blue - but now i appreciate them. we planted a new kind a couple of years ago called "endless summer" - it blooms twice each season, once on old wood, once on new wood. the second flush of blooms isn't as nice as the first, and often is pinker than the first (which are bluer).

but i love the lacecaps (like the one you painted) the most. unfortunately, we're supposed to be too cold in boise for them. so i stick to the rounded "mopheads"
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thanks for comment and :+fav:, Val! :hug:
I can see you really went to town there - :faint: 14 or 15 favs..... Du lieber Himmel!!! My entire output must be in your favorites gallery! :lmao: :highfive: :hug:
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zasu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
hehe.... i've found it's easiest to get through a backlog by going directly to someone's gallery and going through until either i've gotten to the last ones i saw weeks (or months :o ) earlier, or my eyes are burning :D

so... you were high on the list of recent submissions, and i got to you early on. but it's easy to fave your schtuff! :D
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lapoall Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Astonished by your skill, dear Pat ! :clap:
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
I'm very happy you like it, Alberto, thank you for :+fav: no. 3! ... or is it 4? :D :hug:
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Lechtonen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Very beautiful...
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
Glad you like it, thanks! :D
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witchesrose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, ... Those little flowers are very well done, ... They are a ver nice contrats with the big ones, ... :thumbsup:
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007   Traditional Artist
I'm pleased you like it, thank you! :D
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amigold Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007   Traditional Artist
wonderful work!!!!!
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