12 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Here's another bouquet painting for a lovely young bride who recently got married in Connecticut . Her mother contacted me to arrange the painting as a gift for her daughter. I typically work from photo's on these type of commission assignments, however in this case the mom was so excited, she wanted me to have the real flowers to work from so she asked the florist to recreate the bouquet and Fedex it to me in Atlanta.
The bouquet arrived safely this week. When I opened the box it had an amazing scent and as you can see the bouquet was just exquisite. white peonies, roses, ranunculus etc.. Very elegant. The bouquet was designed and created by a talented floral designer Jane Rynaski of Just for You Floral Design Studio
. Take a look at her website
to see some of her other work- one more beautiful than the next.
I had to get started quickly while the flowers were at their freshest.
Mom, bride and florist were all very happy with the result shown above.
This was the bouquet before it got shipped to me.
Having the real flowers allowed me to set up the bouquet in my studio with some attractive lighting. I then took photo's and shared a recommended composition to the bride via email photo and we discussed color preferences. She did not like yellow as much, but loved the pink blush so I took some artistic license and pushed things in that direction. A stark white bouquet would be awfully flat, so subtle warms and cool tints are needed to suggest form and depth.
Here's the bouquet in progress in my studio.
I strive to have each bouquet painting be a stand alone piece of art - beautiful flowers that capture the essence of the bouquet and that anyone could enjoy. Yet it has an extra special meaning since the couple knows it's a remembrance of their wedding day. It is something that they can see and enjoy each and every day in their home. If you are a bride to be or know of a bride who might be interested, you can learn more about how I can create something special for them on my "Forever Bouquet Paintings"