This is the same bouquet gathered from yesterday. I turned the jar and liked the droopy calendulas and daisy and the big red velvety gerbera, and the now droopy snap dragons. There are a few lavender stocks that are so fragrant it was an extra treat to paint today.
Below is my set up.
I did this little gem this morning from the same bouquet I picked two weeks ago. They are as pretty as ever, though a little wilted.
I chose a purply gray for the background to compliment the yellow flowers. Should I have gone a more neutral gray to rest the eye?
These carnations are amazing. This is at least the third painting I've done of them. I've kept them in the fridge between painting them. I've still got those pavement flowers from two weeks ago in the fridge. So I'll give them a go later today. I'm off to Bastion Square.
These lovely flowers have kept over a week in my fridge waiting their turn to be painted. Carnations are such reliable beauties. I've been looking for a new vase but I really enjoy painting stems through glass so even a dollar store drinking glass makes a nice vase for my purposes.