Hope in Bloom

oil painting of lilac blossoms

‘Hope in Bloom’ – 8″x10″ oil on canvas by Cheryl Peddie

Hope in Bloom
8″x10″ oil on canvas
by Cheryl Peddie

‘Hope in Bloom’ began as a painting of the blossoms on the Schubert Cherry tree in our back yard. I was up early one morning and caught them, just as the sun was beginning to rise. I’m a nut for purples and blues though, so the white cherry blooms morphed into purple lilacs!

The final result is a little more abstracted than I expected, but that’s okay with me. I like the way the light is flickering through, giving the petals the illusion of movement. The roof of our neighbors across the back lane is visible in the background – I made it a little darker than it appeared to allow the paler colors to take center stage.

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