...and I'm back!

beautiful white hydrangeas in blue vase palette knife painting by Jennifer Beaudet Zondervan

update- I'm not sure why I deleted the text on this post. Maybe I hadn't written anything. At this time, I was staying at my brother's house in Ventura, CA. I painted this, and so many other oil paintings in a tiny room that was also where I slept. I remember having to move the easel to get in bed. I think I painted my best work that year. I was really working hard to get my art out there. That was when I had a show in Santa Barbara, Ca. She's asked me to do another but I wasn't ready. I would love to make a series of this painting, although it took a while for it to sell. Possibly because of the size. I think it was an 24x30?
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers but they always wilt as soon as I buy them. I cut the stems right away, on an angle (maybe that's not good). I've soaked the blooms upside down, in a shallow bowl of water but that didn't work. Anyway, painting them is a great way to preserve their beauty forever! 


Blondie's Journal said...

I am so happy for your mom and her good health. My father in law has been taking a chemo pill for lung cancer for 4 years. Amazing! I'm not sure...did your mom have radiation or chemo?

This is a gorgeous painting...I love hydrangeas. Love keeping up with you on IG. Continued prayers for your mother.

Jane xxx

Sheila said...

Awesome news! Continued blessings to you both! Love this, so nice to see your work again. Enjoy :)

Jen Beaudet said...

Hi Jane! I love seeing your posts on instagram too:) Thank you! I'm glad to hear the chemo pill is working for your father in law too. My mom didn't have chemo or radiation, just a hormone blocker (Letrizol) and chemo pill called ibrance...not sure of the spelling

Jen Beaudet said...

Thanks Sheila! It's so good to be painting again! :)

Terra said...

How good you are back to painting; the angel in your recent post is glowing with beauty. Good news about your mom's health.

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