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Society of Floral Painters workshop coming up...


Today I'm preparing and packing up all my stuff ready to make the journey down to Southampton for a workshop I'm running for the Society of Floral Painters. I'm always delighted to be asked to do this for them as I know that they are great flower lovers and serious floral artists. No pressure there then!
We're going to be looking at White Cosmos. While I was painting them this summer at the time when they were abundant in the garden, I decided that they would be a good subject to tackle with the SFP members. They are nice simple open flowers in their form so we can enjoy placing them in a more complex background of varied flowers and leaves. Added sunshine should help us produce a fresh, lively painting of an abundant summer border. That's the plan anyway!
I have used a blue/green palette, led by the muted glaucous greens of the poppy seed heads that were there at the time. This is relieved by the bright yellows of the flower centres.
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