When I bought this bouquet, it had other colours of flowers in it as well, but I just felt like trying something more monochrome. Pretty pleased with how this turned out. Even though it’s quite a bit larger than I have been painting, I got the painting laid out and largely developed in one session and finished it up in another while the oil paint was still nice and moveable. So not quite alla prima but close.
Once again, Tom has found something profound to say about my painting – this time in haiku form.
bright white cut flowers
cut glass vase catches sunlight
mourners murmur grief
image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2020 TJ Radcliffe