"mARTini Bouquet" by LRYoung
14 x 17"
This is from an arrangement of flowers that I won a bid on at the mARTini Auction the Carlisle Arts Learning Center had this past November 2012. That's why I've titled this unfinished painting "mARTini Bouquet". It lasted quite a long time and the following Monday, I took it to my Monday art class with Jeanne Hartman to have other students work on too. That class was in November too.
Unfortunately, I was the only one that wanted to do it because all the flowers were white. Nobody wanted to tackle the white but I thought: How hard could it be?
Hard! White is difficult to put variations of color into and I'm even thinking I should outline some of the interior parts of the big mum. I tried to use a high key palette of color for the centers of them to keep the softness of color. I suppose I could have just changed the whole look of the flower by making it have hard edges in the inside. Any thoughts?
I will set this one aside for even more time to study it or wait for a revelation!
Linda Young Watercolors P O Box 941 Carlisle, Pa. 17013