Monday, April 4, 2011

Red Dahlia

Note to self: Do not wait so long between art projects or the dreaded "fear of the blank paper" syndrome will set in!

To jump back into my art I decided to render something playful and simple. This red dahlia is a bloomer from my back yard last year. Dahlias remind me of my Virginia girls because one year we were taking family photos and the girls wanted to pick and hold dahlia blossoms. Now I think Sophie and Elanor whenever I admire the blooming dahlias. Love you, girls!

Red Dahlia 8x8 pastel on gray canson paper

1 comment:

  1. I like the purple shadows on the petals and leaves.