One important ingredient to consider when creating a floral arrangement is texture. How much smoothness, roughness, softness, coarseness, and so forth is desired in order to play with the other design elements? Texture is an integral part of the flowers, greenery, and container of each project. So, when choosing colors and shapes, considering texture is another decision to make.
The small milk-glass Fenton swung vase is very smooth. Even the hobnail bumps feel smooth to the touch. The purple flower feels somewhat coarse. The ferns are rugged yet smooth.
The bottle-vase arrangement is a study in compliments and contrasts. The smooth orange container matches the poppies in color but contrasts them in shape and texture. The orange container contrasts the greenery’s green but its smoothness contrasts with the greenery’s blend of softness and shapes.
The Polish art glass handkerchief vase’s smoothness is a foil for the various textures of the floral elements in this project.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes actor William Shatner. “There’s an ecstasy about doing something really good on film: the composition of a shot, the drama within the shot, the texture. It’s palpable.”