A Modern Twist on Botanicals

I have always loved botanical images and my enjoyment of painting in Corel Painter has led me to create a new series. This artwork began after picking a few Ginko leaves in the garden. It evolved while sketching in Corel Painter over the weekend. And since this is sort of an updated twist on botanicals, I did not feel the need to keep all the leaves green. Adding some Fall color, picking and choosing from my own palette, just felt right.

And when sketching poppy seed heads it was only logical to make them purple.

While the Lupines are more traditionally painted I did go crazy with watercolor clipping masks.

I will be adding more to the series this month. This is not something that is painted quickly, it does involve some precision. The detail work appeals to me right now.


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