Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Market Bouquet

Market Bouquet, 6" x 8"

After living in Bucks County, PA, for nearly thirty years, this summer husband and I took the plunge, downsized and moved back to center city Philadelphia.  We're a short walk from the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Barnes Foundation.  No excuses for lack of inspiration now!

I bought this little market bouquet in a shop called Plants, Etc.  The mother-daughter proprietors have filled the place to the brim with all sorts of lovely greenery, especially succulents and miniatures.  Lucky for me, the shop received a fresh delivery of flowers just before I arrived.  I chose this bunch of purple coneflowers, red and white alstroemeria and carnations from the refreshing coolness of their overflowing flower fridge.  

The bouquet is the first subject I've painted in my new city studio space.  Just the same as when I was back in Bucks County, I had to shoo the cat from my still life table to get started.  Upon completion the cat resumed residence, covering my lovely red cloth with a weave of cat hair.  The more things change, the more they stay the same!