I painted this Eucalyptus, Protea Flower grouping from life earlier this Spring.
The flower arrangement was rather tall and lanky. Not good for a painting composition. To get all the flowers on the canvas, so that they looked nice, I had to 'shrink' some of the stems to bring the beautifully odd flowers closer together. This allows the viewer (you) the real impact of the bouquet. Secret, as you can see, the lowest flower doesn't actually end up going into the vase. (: I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I love it.