At the beginning of October it was a particularly significant birthday for the most significant person in my life!
In these restricted times – it’s meant that the celebrations are being eked out over many weeks, which is proving to be a real treat for all concerned. It’s nice to have so many things to look foward to over such a relatively short space of time.
Another happy coincidence is that our flat feels like it’s become a temporary florists. There have been some beautiful bouquets of flowers ranging from the small and hand picked to the large and artfully arranged.
We’re not usually so festooned with florals so I felt I couldn’t let this time pass without trying to record it in some way.
Also, as my last floral effort was so well received, I was keen to have another go! Here’s how I got on:
I’m feeling surprisingly pleased with how this turned out.
I particularly like the sense of the bright and diffused light flooding into the room. As a representation of our front room, it genuinely does look like this! (though I appreciate that you’ll have to take my word for this.)
I was also pleased with how the flowers turned out. They were made more manageable by being mainly silhouetted but I still think there’s still a painterly energy to them, and I was pleased that I didn’t get overly fussy with them.
Must confess that even thought I’m not painting as much as I might like, it feels good to be painting with a little more ‘vim’ and enthusiasm. I can only hope that by saying this out loud I have completely jinxed myself!