This painting was commissioned by a client who surprised his wife with a gift certificate for a bridal bouquet on their five year anniversary. His wife was over the moon with excitement and anticipation.
I decided to make the dark calla lilies softer with less contrasts between the deep and dark colors, and picked highlights of rich purple, red and white. This is such a peaceful and elegant bouquet I wanted it to speak for itself. The clients were open to whatever background color I chose, and this particular dark gray color has that softer feel. It’s an easy transition on the eyes to go from the calla lilies to the dark gray.