Friday, May 15, 2009

A subtle palette - Diane's wedding

Blue is a hard flower color...not too many choices out there that are true blue, so to speak. Delphinium, cornflower, muscari, and hydrangea are a few; but none of these flowers really work well together. They are different shapes, sizes, lengths, vary in tenderness etc. So it is definitely a challenge making them work together. Plus too much of any one color just tends to look washed out - especially BLUE.
So I trusted my own artistic intuition here and married in some purples and some purples on the verge of magenta. I think the results are subtle but very pretty.

Here's the palette before we put the arrangements together:

Here are the finished pieces and my little intern. She gets the best chair for some reason - even though I'm the boss. I'm always standing.


cooling out after a hard day's work in the studio.


  1. Flowers and beanbag chairs. The perfect life!

  2. Love your blog, it's very cool, your roses are all very beautiful, I've looked through a few of your postings and they're so gorgeous. I'll add you to my reading list!

  3. Thanks Jane! Your work is equally lovely. So amazing to be able to see what other people are doing day to day on the other side of the world.

  4. I have a little floral helper myself. She made her first flower arrangement at age 2 1/2 for her "boyfriend" at Valentine's day. Your work is fantastic.