I don't know what I was waiting on to post about this.... the vibrant purples in this flower and the little "horn" looking areas just blew me away. Never would I have ever truly seen those parts of the blossom if I hadn't been studying it to draw it. It's amazing what (at least I haven't) noticed about the intricacies of flowers ... I see the "whole" flower and think "aw, that's pretty". But now that I paint them, I truly SEE them and all the little special bits and think, "damn, that's incredible"!
Last November, Anna Mason chose my study for the "Painting of the Month"... I couldn't believe it! Her classes are magical and she is such an inspiration being self-taught. And now she's teaching thousands of budding artists that they have it inside them to paint beautifully. I highly recommend taking her classes and the artists are so encouraging and it's a wonderfully positive atmosphere in the chat areas. Go there, learn and grow! Anna Mason
The little "horn" bits I mentioned....
(from Anna Mason's Instagram post.... I was sooooo excited!)