I found this super cool book while shopping in a bookstore recently, “Flower Color Theory,” by Darroch and Michael Putnam. I am obsessed with color theory. If you have been following my work over the years, using color to convey a message has been at the center. So how to use this book? I had no clues, but I bought it anyway. Nothing better than a new reference book to ignite an idea in the studio.
So this past week, I was thumbing through the pages and thought to myself, “I wonder how I can translate a few of these floral arrangements, staying through to my current style/series? Then I thought about an upcoming call to artists that I read about requiring a modern still life! HA! I set out to create a still life inspired by one of the arrangements in the book.
Using the floral arrangement as my guild, I designed a floral still life of my own. I tried to keep as close as I could to the size and volume and basic color of the different elements. In some instances, the limit of the vast colors that I had on hand forced me to let go a little bit, winging it along the way. I mean, why not allow a little bit of my artist child play too!