Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Language of Flowers

Well, in the effort to schedule this class around weddings,holidays, and graduations, but while there were still flowers in the yard, I managed to put it on Father's Day. Registration was minimal, then two had to cancel. That was that for this year, as there will not be a day again this season where where the garden is so rich with variety.

Still, a friend and I took artistic advantage of the fresh-cut flowers and talked about many of the things which would have come into the class while we worked (gesture, shapes, shadows, viewpoint). Mostly we just drew and painted. Some flowers brought up distant memories of places or friends by scent or association. With the summer breeze wafting in the window it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. I'll definitely give this another try next June.