I received a superb bouquet of flowers last week and was inspired to make my first serious attempt at capturing a floral arrangement in paint. The hydrangea at the centre was the most intense purple/blue I have ever seen, it was a very unusual and special display.
So this was painted alla prima from life in an afternoon apart from a few tweaks... there are always a few tweaks. I seem to have got to the point now where I find it easier painting from life rather than photos and will do more of it. I used my very best paints, some almost straight out of the tube and I really noticed how clean and pure the colours were. I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
I had some random sized frames I picked up a while ago and got some hardboard board cut to fit and so chose this frame in advance - just propped in for the photo here, it still needs to dry.
Oil on Board 11 x 14"