The lilacs are in full bloom with their soft purples, pinks and white colours. The greens of the leaves were the perfect contrast. It all seemed to me to be a sure invitation to paint them. Their aroma is as ever, intoxicating.
My setup for this painting was not unlike a traditional 'still life'. The lilacs were placed in a vase with water to preserve them as I painted. Drawing with a brush and a diluted colour, I decided that I would not paint the vase that held the lilacs, hence the inspiration to paint them as a vignette. Painting them thus seemed to set them free on the canvas.
My palette for 'Lilacs In Vignette' was my regular limited palette, with the only additional colour being that of Sap Green. I used various sized brushes, those being Nos.8 to 12 flats. Odourless medium was used sparingly while mixing and applying the paint.
The painting as you see it is as it was when I finished my painting session. I will 'live with it' for awhile and then decide if there are modifications to be made.