So, to get to the flower part of this post. I often time pick flowers and let them dry to work from, or I will work from a photos I have taken out in the field. The ones posted here are from friends who know and understand the appeal to me of flowers in this stage. The colors do change but there is almost always still a hint of their beautiful color. What fascinates me the most is the new form they have taken. I can see the movement that occurred as the petals and leaves dried in this new stage. The flowers have taken on a more sculptural form that I find challenging to paint and hopefully the viewer of my work will be able to see and understand. So, I have to thank my friends, Wendy, Kathy and Roxanne for the beautiful specimens they gave me to work from. Hopefully you will keep watching my blog to see these flowers appear in a new painting.
If I have time and luck tomorrow I will post a few more new Cold Wax pieces with flowers.