Sunday, June 14, 2009

Nectaroscordum project

I'm trying to work on a project now. It's a bud of the Nectaroscordum siculum in my garden. The bud is opening and the flowers start to come out and bend down gracefully. It's a beautiful process. I did make a small try (well actually not small, it's 1:1) of a bud first:

First try for my next project

I made drawings of five stages. I placed them next to each other on the Fabriano and now I have to colour them. It takes a long time and I am very busy doing a lot of other things as well.

Nectaroscordum Opening

But I alsmost finished the first part. The open flower (yes I'm working backwards). The flower was still in my garden and the buds were all gone. I made a lot of photos from the buds so I can work from that. But as long as I had the real thing I could use that. So that's why I started with the last one in the row.

Nectaroscordum progress


  1. Patient observations and sketches. Lovely.

  2. I love botanical paintings that show stages of the plant's progression. This is deluxe.

  3. Sigrid, these are absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing...

  4. So delicate and so lovely. You have quite an eye for the detail. Love botanicals, so now much go to your webpage and see other work...



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