For this article I am painting some gorgeous dahlias given to me by my neighbour. My set-ups are positioned near a large window in my studio, so the light source is cool in temperature, giving me warm shadows and a more contemporary feel to my work. A daylight lamp is also used to keep things bright at night and on a gloomy day. I have been into grey backgrounds lately, I think because of the way it makes the vibrant colours almost electric. Stripes are a big theme in my floral work, so I made sure to include them in my set-up as well to mirror the colours in the bouquet.