Back in December I painted a small painting for the 10x10 fundraising show to benefit The Art Guild of Port Washington. It was the yearly fundraiser and there were so many beautiful paintings for sale.
Since the canvas was small, I decided to use my small ginger jar and add some hydrangeas.
While the original set up was cute, if you've been following this blog, you know I like to fill my canvas with flowers The single bloom was just not working for me. Luckily, the hydrangea bush is right outside my studio, so I simply clipped a few stems, stuck them in the vase and got to work.
Now things started moving along. It was at this point that I knew the painting would work. Always a great relief.
The pattern going in. Always a scary time!
And here is the finished piece. Painting for a fundraiser is always nerve wracking. I really wanted this painting to sell. I told my husband that if it didn't, he had to buy it ( and that exact thing happened in an episode of Midsomer Murders, so I'm not totally crazy!) Luckily, it did sell and the fundraiser was quite successful. We had a great night for a great cause.