I wanted to paint a floral arrangement today – in a minimal, soft focus style with minimal detail.
I found this Ikebana floral arrangement which I thought would be good to try painting. I hardly did it’s graceful beauty any justice, I know! ^_^ But it was good practise.
Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese ancient practise of artful floral arranging and is so much more than a selection of beautiful flowers arranged in a vase. Ikebana is a traditional art that places a lot of emphasis on form, line and space (much like fine art) and holds a deep respect for and a love of nature. It has deep philosophical and spiritual aspects to it and is practised in silent meditation. The name means “flowers kept alive” or “living art”.