The weather took a turn for the worse, so I brought the flowers into my studio to finish the painting.
I enjoyed the pattern of this tablecloth as well as finding balance and harmony within the composition. This painting is 16x20; my primary goals were to link the dark shapes and create a circular path for the eye to follow. The first to droop and wither was the big white hydrangea on the left of the arrangement and I was glad to have the rose done early as the bright studio lights made it open quickly. I kept the upper shape I saw when I started the painting outside, a touch of discord/ambiguity to an otherwise pretty painting.