These gorgeous purple/blue hydrangeas seem to want to soar with the clouds on a perfect summer day. I added a hint of yellow ochre to the clouds as a compliment to so much blue. This painting was done for the Inspiration All Around Us July Challenge. The challenge photo didn't have the sky and clouds in the background. I wanted to do something other than the house siding that is in the original and remembered a photo I took once of flowers at the same angle, with sky and clouds in the background. So I used that idea. I added lots of clouds so the blues would not overwhelm and make a nice backdrop for the purples. I have included the photo here, as testament to DanaMarie's challenge - inspiration IS all around us.