Ever since I got a small garden, I can actually pick flowers and put them in a vase every now and then. I try to use every opportunity I get to paint them, and these mums were perfect for the task. I always loved flowers, but painting them could be quite a tedious process. In this painting, I tried to grab the main idea of the flowers — their fullness and vivid colors. This painting is also a part of the Drunk with Color series.
This vivid still life painting depicts yellow mums in a white vase on a bright tablecloth. Oil paint on 5 by 7 inch linen panel.
Painting process of Bouquet of Mums in a Vase — underpainting and then intermediate stage of painting.