A month ago, I posted the above photo on my Facebook fan page. A fan who saw it sometime later asked me whether I was going to paint from it. I wasn't; if I had planned on it, I would have put the vase on a piece of white paper so that I could see the shadows. The bouquet seemed too complicated at that time.
On second thought, I decided to give it a try. And I am glad I did. Compare "From Spring Garden" with "Spring Bouquet", which I painted two years ago. What do you think? I have come a long way!
|"Spring Bouquet" (oil, 12" x 12"; sold)|