Rhododendrons of Nivå

Rhododendrons of Nivå

Yesterday I went to a rhododendron garden in Nivå, a small Danish municipality north of Copenhagen. There my desire to paint plein air overcame my Southern California reluctance to call 50 Degrees F (10 C) acceptable painting weather.

There were hedges and mounds of blooming flowers and I was overwhelmed by the beauty and the possibilities. I walked a long time in the immense garden until I found an elevated spot where the blue of the Kattegat Sea helped to emphasize the robust colors of the garden.

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5 Responses to Rhododendrons of Nivå

  1. She says:

    Love the negative shapes of sea and sky! Love the plethora of color and lines. Love the written description as much as your painting!!

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  2. Beautiful Sarah! Just realized we can comment on here. Hope your trip is fabulous.

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  3. Anna says:

    I love the many-blotchedness of the painting; it reminds me of the sort of forest that has moss and pebbles and this and that in it, instead of just one texture. (I realize it is a garden and not a forest, but I get that vibe from it, which reminds me of Denmark.)

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