Fall Hydrangeas 11×14



One of my favorites, Fall Hydrangeas, tell of the end of summer and the beginning of Fall. Throughout history the hydrangea has been especially significant in Japan, where many believe the flower originated. According to a Japanese legend, the hydrangea became associated with heartfelt emotion, gratitude for understanding, and apology after a Japanese emperor gave them to the family of the girl he loved to make up for neglecting her in favor of business and show how much he cared about her. Pink hydrangeas are especially associated with genuine emotion because their shape resembles a beating heart. This painting has been purchased by the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, and can be viewed at the Bryan facility.