The Roses of Heliogabalus by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1888), oil on canvas.
Look anywhere artwork is sold and nine times out of ten you’ll find a floral painting. From yard sales, flea markets, to Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the floral offerings always rise to the top.
Certainly, this isn’t exclusive to flower paintings alone. But it reinforces that there is something constantly attractive and appealing about floral paintings. Artists who paint flowers inevitably get joy painting them and there is a wide enough range of diversity within the subject matter that you can do your own thing and still find an eager audience.