Each spring, I try not to miss the chance to get a bouquet of ranunculus for both observing and painting these extremely beautiful flowers.
This time, the object of my passion was a bunch of the gently pink ranunculus invoking images of the similarly-colored roses. I tried to do my best to transfer the fresh impression from nature using the rapid alla prima technique. Using wide, bold brush strokes, I intentionally left some areas that look unfinished. I decided against a realistic rendering in order to preserve vivacity and expressiveness.
I didn't experiment with the composition in my quite classic still life. I simply arranged the flowers in a vase. What was the main point of interest for me is a combination of light and dark, the contrast and volume. I especially like the warm sunlight that fills the whole view, making the flowers vivid and light, as if they were like clouds. I also paid a lot of attention to the vase with its gorgeous pattern. It perfectly complements the ranunculus and is seen as a self-contained art object in addition to the flowers.