Flower share 2: the wild ones

I received my second bouquet from my CSA farmers at Tourne-Sol. These blooms are so wild-looking, so interesting in shape and colour and so untamed that it make take several paintings to get them all in. It will require a subtle turning of the vase every day to capture all of their wonderful forms. Painted on Arches CP paper, 9″ x 12″.

18 Comments on “Flower share 2: the wild ones”

  1. sandidureice says:

    Would love a class on how to paint this beautiful confusion. I can see some negative painting in there; but what order everything goes onto the paper quite alludes me. Gorgeous. Thank you Shari


  2. Bernadette says:

    Lovely, absolutely lovely! With such ease you paint luscious strokes so pure. Thank you for sharing.


  3. You are fearless! What an incredible bouquet to tackle. Saw the photo on Instagram. Stunning! And so fresh. Well, Ferme Tournesol is great at what they do!

    The range of greens in this is mesmerizing.


    • I think you are fearless Alison, for picking up that huge hornworm. Painting is easy compared to that. As for Ferme Tournesol, yes, they continue to amaze, even during these difficult times.


  4. beth says:

    wow, what an interesting bunch, that must have been a challenge )


  5. Betsy says:



  6. murraylh says:

    Really lovely bouquet. Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


  7. Denise says:

    This is a good study of all the different greens-still quite scary to me!


  8. mcammeehan says:

    Shari, do you draw in pencil before you start you painting? Do you make a light drawing first?


    • HI Maureen. I do draw in pencil. I try to do a light contour drawing of the flowers first. If I don’t, I just get lost in the flowers and can’t find my way. The pencil helps to define what is in front and what’s in back, and also helps me decide what to leave white. Those whites are so important.

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  9. joantav says:

    I love how different these are from the “traditional” bouquet. They make a wonderful painting through your brush!


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