Thought I would get into the mood by posting some pics of last summer when I was looking at cosmos. I made several paintings using the same palette of colours and because there were poppy seed heads and scabious in the background, this was blue/green based.
I have examples of the flowers in vases and my own photos printed off for reference plus the computer there to provide more reference material. In front of the window I’ve displayed one of the paintings I’d done earlier to help things along.
I notice my coffee cup is there, dangerously close to my painting water!