Plants and Flowers Any botanical subject is interesting to me if I am drawn to its shape, color or pattern. A subject 'speaks' to me and I will consider it for a while before deciding to study and paint it. As well as the more obvious subjects like flowers, I love pods and the shapes they have dried into, as well as the tiny complex systems they hold in the form of seeds. Below are a number of paintings and drawings of a range of botanical subjects.
A dried leucodendrum.
Three leaves showing the range of greens present in plants.
Milkweed pods with Oriental Bittersweet
Two Parrot tulips
Young pitcher plant
Close up of study of sunflowers (graphite) for a commissioned piece.
Study of roots of an orchid.
Entire graphite sunflowers piece expanded from close up above.