Tall Elegance Progression
I have a gardener for a husband, and he loves to plant and grow all sorts of flowers, vegetables, trees, berries, herbs, grapes.
You name it, he wants to grow it.
This painting is from a vase of flowers I picked from our yard.
First off I have done very few still lifes from a set up so this is new and interesting for me.
I painted the background leaving the vase and a space for the flowers pretty open.
This shows the vase going in.
Next I added in the forsythia.
It's funny, I painted them basically in the order I arranged the vase.
Now we're going to start adding some flowers.
Here's what I was looking at while painting.
( Don't pay any attention to the mess over there.
It's like that in the whole studio.)
Flowers in and working on details.
I'm trying to show you the shadows on the wall behind the flowers.
That was fun trying to put shadows in such a dark background.
Close up of the center daffodil.
Trying to give you an idea of what the bouquet looks like
(Check out those shadows back there)
This was the vase of flowers I was using for reference,
before it went up stairs to sit on my coffee table
with several other vases I'd arranged.
Started to look like a funeral parlor in there.
Oh Well, that was fun.