Robin shines the limelight on hydrangeas

Christopher RobinArts 865

Just as most summer bloomers are waning, Limelight hydrangeas take center stage and command your attention. That’s what happened in mid-August as I looked for a subject to paint. The deep, dark shaded trees in the background emphasized the showiness of the flowers. Limelight blooms start green, evolve into white and then dry to a pink hue. These are easy and fast flowers to grow. This species likes it hot (me not so much) and has been magnificent this summer!

This 12×12 oil painting will be in the “limelight” at First Friday this month. Come see us in our studio in the Emporium, 100 South Gay St., Friday, Oct. 4, starting at 5 p.m.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week strive to share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Check ahead to see when they will be there, as they may be off looking for more inspiration. Their website is Email them at If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.

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