I don't actually know what these flowers are - I photographed them last year at Queen Elizabeth Park, I think in the quarry garden. If you know what they are, let me know!
The background of the photo I painted from was extremely blurry, so I started with the flowers, and then thought for a while about how to do the greenery and/or background.... I just kind of experimented with leaves that looked vaguely like what I could make out, so it was kind of improvised.
My favourite part of it is this little succulent in the bottom right...
And I liked how the layering of paint on these leaves turned out as well.
Happy 4th American friends, and happy Thursday to everyone else!
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