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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

# 18 & 19, unusual flowers

"Bear cones", Boschniakia rossica
gouache and pen, 6 x 9"
(c) 2011

Cypripedium passerinum
watercolor and pen, 8 x 12"
(c) 2011

I am still working on a way to get pen into my botanical drawings, and to document all the interesting plants blooming around me before it's too late. I found both of these on a walk last weekend. I think painting them by hand instead of in photoshop was a little nicer even though it took more time.

5 comments:

KAT said...

wow that is pretty darn good!
KAT

Laure Ferlita said...

How cool! Isn't it amazing how fast those flowers come and go? Nice work on both images!

Kelly said...

...love those pine cones! ...and how lucky you are to have Cypripedium passerinum in your area. I'll never see it in forests around my house--to far south. It's gorgeous!

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Those cones are really amazing! I applaud your patience, and the outcome is so pleasing. Beautiful interplay of yellows and purples.

MEliz said...

The colors and patterns are a beautiful combination. The values give it just the right depth. Love the variety of the pen marks.