Looking to add a dash of floral fancy to your home this summer? It's possible that you've already noticed the hydrangea bush under your kitchen window just starting to blossom. However, Lucy Cuneo, a flower fine art photographer has a fresh summertime floral series that's already in bloom. Yes, Lucy has her lens focused on hydrangeas — summer's favorite flower. Talk about perfect timing.
Earlier this spring, you might recall Lucy's exclusive interview with Martha Stewart Living featuring her dreamy pink peony photography. This time around, Lucy has replaced the delicate blush tone peony petals with an abundance of pale blue, crisp white, and touches of pale pink fading into brown hydrangea blooms. Her new photography series is just the thing to refresh your summer home décor. Not to mention, a surely welcomed sign of summer.
On her blog, Lucy mentions that she has had many requests to capture a hydrangea fine art series. Thankfully, the wait is over as hundreds of neutral white to soft blue hydrangeas have been photographed and framed in her latest showcase, Hydrangea Series.
So, why pick the hydrangea as the primary subject? To her, the hydrangea is "a flower so well-loved because of its astonishing color hues, large generous blooms, and its longevity both in fresh and dried arrangements." Aside from the particular flower, the colors of hydrangeas are where she finds her true inspiration. Lucy continues to say, "I particularly love the variated shades of blue, which range from a delicate lilac to duck egg that fades into a soft cream, as well as the cabbage patch lime green shades that are tinged with pink fading into soft brown as the blooms age."
Back in April, Lucy gave readers a sneak peek behind the series. In fact, thanks to the plush quality of the blooms Lucy only had to have "hundreds rather than thousands of blooms to film the prints." Able to work from home, Lucy allowed the blooms to temporarily take over her porch "rather than in a huge warehouse shooting thousands of the smaller roses and peonies from a 10" ladder. This time, I only tottered dangerously off a 5" ladder!"
If you think a bush blooming with hydrangeas is beautiful, perhaps, adding a larger-than-life flower print to your wall exhibiting plenty of color and texture surely will forever bloom beautifully all summer long.
Feeling inspired? Watch freshly-cut flowers from the garden inspired a set of decoupaged trays: