Ok, I woke up with a sore throat and still no power. We lost power last night about 8pm, a blizzard raging all around. I saw the beautiful birch branches snap and felt totally powerless. I set up the flowers my husband had delivered yesterday for my birthday today and got out the julian easel. I spent several hours working on this, 14x18, a view of my living room. We have a gas range, so we were set and power was restored about 4pm. A birthday to remember.
Artist note; in a complicated interior like this, I did a drawing first in my sketchbook, noting what I wanted to be the focal point. Of course it was the flowers, so I arranged my composition to showcase them. I used a primary palette, ultramarine, cad red light, cad yellow light and titanium.