This painting took two years to finish.
I took many photos of the tulip magnolia tree at the former Devlin Winery in Soquel,
California. I juxtaposed them to show the meadow and redwoods in a soft
focus behind them. The flowers were no longer in bloom by the time I
had my initial drawing done. I waited until the next year when I could
have the actual flowers in hand and could see all of the details not
noticeable in the original pictures, including the little growth lines
and spots on the stems and fuzziness of the buds. I was especially pleased
with the highlighting of the branches and flowers.
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