Ever since our heavenly hydrangeas nature study last month we’ve been thinking about a hydrangea pastel lesson. And every time we admire the hydrangeas by the front door, the deep blues in the side yard.
The barely pink of the oakleaf hydrangea, deep pink, purple… (More photos in our hydrangeas study)
Nana said that drawing a pastel of a hydrangea is similar to the queen anne’s lace tutorial. She prefers a soft and simple hydrangea, like so…
From the circle, use your finger to create the definition of the smaller flowers. A blur. Blend away the circle and make your hydrangea soft. But you have some definition of separate little flowers around the outside.
Do you have hydrangeas blooming in your yard?
A note on pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (over 20 now!) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable.
The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.
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