Floral Still Life

This lesson for all levels because it is primarily about observation and we can all start with that! I focused on what was in the light and what was in shadow. Flowers provide us with an infinite variety of color, form and composition. The challenge lies in conveying the specific character of each type of flower, portraying the delicacy and gesture inherent to all flowers. We could easily relegate flowers to the trite or mundane, but I think we would miss the mystery and beauty that lies in the structure of a flower. The trick is to come up with a simple way to depict the character of the variety of flower that we are painting; to come up with a technique of mark making that captures it. That’s where we’ll start!

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