I painted this picture from my photo below. I kept the dark background because I liked the way it made the flowers stand out, and added a clear vase to compliment the lace curtains in the window. I experimented with a somewhat abstract composition.
9"x12" acrylic on linen
These pretty 'faces' are among the last blooms from the flower garden, now residing on the dining room table. They are very hardy for all their delicate looks, holding out against the ever-growing-colder evening temperatures. We had some that were other colors, but I especially love these two varieties. The white, a multi petaled bloom with pointed petals - looking like a prickly snowball, and the pink a simple single petaled flower with a large center - yet for all their differences, they are both Dahlias.