I’ve been reading a book on Édouard Manet and his still life flower series. I’ve been told that you should try emulating a master painting to get an idea of what they were thinking or doing. Brush strokes. Colors. Etc.
So I tried this lilac still life. I’m very pleased with the results. The lilacs came out pretty much what I expected – but the vase and horizontal was a whole new level of coolness for me. It just resonated.
I think it was the colors. What do you think?