Long-time readers of my blog (and with good memories : ) may remember what canvas I re-purposed this from. This one changed a number of times. I've posted photos of two previous incarnations below and the way it last looked can just be described the vase on an all white background. I brought this to paint over on Monday (studio time with Laurie) because it had always felt a bit isolated and staid to me. However, when I looked at it on the easel I really liked what was going on with the flowers and didn't want to cover them. An artist next to me was painting a set-up of fruit, a milk pitcher and a candlestick. I looked at it and wondered if I could incorporate my flowers into that setting and have it look integrated and complete. And here is the result.
p.s. I'm not really keen on the title. If anyone's got a better idea, I'm all ears!
acrylic on canvas / 24" x 24"