I have an idea for some flowers to put in the upper left corner of one version of the bouquet that I’m working on. These flowers are stolen from Huysum and are turned around sideways for the purpose of my painting. However, I’m not sure how to put the flowers I’m borrowing into the darkness as Huysum has done here. I have to figure out where the light is coming from, why this side of the bouquet is dark and how to reconcile the dark flowers with a light background behind the bouquet as a whole.
Stuff to figure out.
Meanwhile I’m looking at that leaf Huysum painted. It’s like a map. It’s extraordinary. You can get lost in just a single leaf.