“Bouquet In Black” abstract floral still life.

My ongoing obsession with drawing flowers continues. I suppose this one might be called surreal flowers or perhaps a naive/outsider style since my technique is not quite art school legit.

The biggest challenge with these floral drawings is choosing just the right figures and sizes to make up the arrangement. I sketch out and plan all of the primary figures in advance on a planogram with notations as to exactly how each figure will be drawn. I do test drawings of figures, cut them out and arrange them on the page to see how they interact together. Once the main figures are in place I organically fill in the small buds and leafs.

These flower arrangements are very time consuming, they are like putting a puzzle together that has no pieces yet.

“Bouquet In Black” is now available as fine art prints on cotton paper in my art-shop on etsy. Sizes range from 8×10 to 24×30 inches.