A very sweet couple we just met gave us this bouquet from their wedding reception. They had these flower sculptures at all the tables. I had to take pictures. What a masterpiece of color and texture. I may do a painting after this in a somewhat abstract color field. I don't know, maybe a painting would never do the original creation justice. We'll see.
Though these images did get me thinking of a beautiful little piece one of my younger students painted. It was one of her first pieces and I love its simplicity and color. I especially like the halo effect around the head of the hydrangea and the ruffles around the leaves.
Children see things in a simplified, clean way. They see shapes without thinking about them.