Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Mum's the word"

5¾ x 5¾
watercolor on mounted Arches Cold Press (Art Board)

I think I'm just trying to make it more difficult for myself.  What was I thinking with this image?  Lots of little detail.  I was just drawn to the buds and blooms at various stages of opening.  Love how chrysanthemums just explode with color. Individual blooms working together for one big pow.  Chrysanthemum, chrysanthemum, chrysanthemum.  A mouth full and a great book by a nice Wisconsin boy.

Reference photo was taken September 26.  Mums out on the terrace.  Love how Duke Gardens pairs them with this spiky spider grass (? - sorry I really should learn the names). Nice contrast of textures.

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