Monday, February 25, 2013

Wildflower Studies

The Wildflower Festival at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon is coming up this spring. I've been invited to do the poster again!

The featured plant is a tiny white flower called  Nemophila menziesii var. atomaria. I've been playing with different possible approaches to the composition-first with digital scribbles, then working out those ideas more in watercolor.
Not sure which view wins yet...I think it will partly depend on how it all interacts with the pollinator! More sketches to come.


  1. so far I favor #three - I think it is the back side of the petals.

    you are an inspiration!

    1. Oh good. I'm glad to get your feedback! The side view does give a lot of data about the flowers as a whole, doesn't it? (As well as providing a few nice chunks of shadows to break up the monotony of that white, huh...)