I began painting "Botanical Portraits" in 2008 and have created over 100 works! In the beginning, I would select a simple subject; a stem, a flower or a seed pod. As I became more experienced, I "enlarged" my subject and painted my largest work, a paper narcissus over 4 feet tall.
This is a painting of the Lenten Rose, Hellebore orientalis.
This piece was drawn in 2009 but not painted until early 2010 from the
season's blooms and I entered it in my "first" juried exhibition.