I could not get the arrangement I wanted as the flowers were standing upright, so I took the water out of the vase and caught them when they started to droop.
I started to block in the background in order to get a feel for lights and darks once the flowers were nearing completion. I can't do it too soon as I will certainly dirty the light colours inadvertantly.
Time to start work on the leaves and vase. The greens were an interesting mix of bronze greens and blue greens.
The brass goblet on the left was quite in shadow, and barely registered in the set-up. I decided that I has to lose the edges both right and left to achieve the effect required.
Nearly done; but something not quite right - maybe too much empty darkness on bottom right? And of course the reflections were not complete.
“Septet for Brass” © Niall O’Neill