How to make the best of the autumn materials? How to avoid getting lost in all the possibilities: colours, textures, leaves, berries...
For me the best way is to go back to basics: keep the design simple, close to the classic ikebana forms with the 3 main stems. And on top of that choose only 1 main characteristic to be emphasised in the arrangement.
You will still get a great variety of arrangements, I promise. Here are 2 recent examples from my client work. I selected "autumn colours" as my main focus and explored this theme in 2 different colour ranges.
It is the same place, same season, same simple ikebana design but 2 very different characters.
There is a lot to discover in working with colours: harmony vs. contrast, single colour vs. complex mix and so much more. I put together a distilled versions of my fascination with the colour theory into a blogpost (link in the profile). Check it out.