I've recently been kicking around some ideas for new class projects. Since I get a fair share of requests for florals, I've been thinking in that vein. After a little research, I noticed that a popular florist arrangement involves flowers in teacups. Quite a neat idea and one that I was not familiar with, but I thought it made for a good painting subject. My version ( shown here ) has been simplified to accomodate a 4-hour class time frame, but it got me thinking about a more elaborate rendition for the future. Just for one of my display pieces. Perhaps some gold edging or motif on the cup? Strengthening the colors with some glazing once the initial paint has dried? I think it would be a nice painting to play up the details.
We're headed to Albany this week-end, as I have two full ( actually, over-booked ) classes down there. 20+ students each day. Hopefully, the weather will behave so that it'll be a "go".