365 Days of Botany: Day 40

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On the weekend, one of my IG friends posted this stunning photo online, and when I said I might have to paint it, she dared me to follow through...

The photo is clearly a stunner on its own, so I had my work cut out for me! (And what was that I said about no more black backgrounds? Oops...)

I started out by sketching an outline from the photo, as I often do when preparing to paint...


And I was so happy with the sketch that I almost wasn't sure I wanted to carry through with painting. And yet, I couldn't help myself...

Here 'tis:


Ok, now I need to buy more black paint.