I had great fun this weekend doing reference photos for one of Ona's future paintings. She is going to use some glass roses in the composition, and Giuseppi Crystal (www.glassroses.com) very kindly provided us with some samples. Each rose is hand made and very beautiful. The combination of shiny curved surfaces, translucent glass and gold accents makes them fascinating (and difficult!) to photograph, so as well as the reference shots for Ona I did a few for myself as well.
I tried a few on a white background, but my favorite is the black, which really lets the roses pop!