I thought I would paint some azaleas before they die out. What other flowers would complement them? I found chives, sweet williams and blue pincushion flowers. After the latest still life project, I learned my lesson, so this painting is smaller, the vase a simple blue mug, and the cloth just a backdrop. As the azaleas were already showing signs of stress, I also took a picture as a backup.
I zoomed in to fill the canvas with the setup. The design employs a classic cross shape. The white azaleas in the shadow had to be repainted a couple of times so that they were keyed correctly.