Flowers in my Studio


Occasionally I buy flowers to brighten up my studio workspace and perhaps spark me into painting a still life.

Once, when visiting the local florist to choose an arrangement from the blooms that were available I paused a while in thought.

Already in my bunch were beautiful deep purple irises, some wonderful white fragrant fuchsias amid some greenery.

“Have you any flowers that are bright yellow?” I asked the shop assistant, “I’d like to paint the bouquet.”

Clearly alarmed she exclaimed “DON’T PAINT THEM – YOU’LL KILL THEM!”


Original on Canvas board

Medium – Acrylic

50 x 60 cm