Texture Experiments …Floral Friday

When we think of floral arrangements, shapes and colors come immediately to mind. What is often overlooked are textures.  This week, I purposely focused on texture as the foundation for style. As it turned out, the texture of the design elements integrated with shape and color to provide interesting results

The contrast between smooth and rough is celebrated with the pairing of the cobalt blue margarita glass with the spiky succulent plant. The berries and fill flowers accentuate smooth while the stones and sand are rough.

The slick, smooth cube planter vase houses a wealth of sharp, or smooth, or soft exotic flowers. This arrangement almost begs to be touched.

The Shawnee pot is detailed with a faux basket-weave design.  The container, itself is very tactile. The composition elements are smooth, soft, sharp, stiff, and flowing.

The Blue Jay of Happiness likes this thought from the painter, Andrew Wyeth: “I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it… I always want to see the third dimension of something… I want to come alive with the object.”


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Texture Experiments …Floral Friday

  1. GP Cox says:

    A different idea for floral Friday! You do such great designs [sorry I don’t remember] – Do you have a floral shop and sell these pieces? If not, you really should start!

  2. swabby429 says:

    I’m not a licensed florist. This is just a hobby. I’ve thought about going into it professionally, except that I don’t like the hassle and expense of running a retail business that sells highly perishable goods. Thanks for reading my mind.

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