The Willow Tree Painting

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A pink willow tree towers over a turtle, snake, bird, rabbit, and various flowers with the night sky overhead.

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I first sketched it out with pencil, outlined with pen, and used several layers of colored pencil and watercolor paint. This was inspired by a scene on the river in the great horror film, “Night of the Hunter.”

Minimalist Lily Drawing

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Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance. -John Ruskin

The lily represents purity & beauty. It has a simple yet eye catching beauty, which is why I wanted to draw this in an uncomplicated way.

I sketched out the shape with pencil, darkened the outlines with a black marker, and brightened it up with a green colored pencil. I hope you like the result.

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Hibiscus Flower Photograph

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Hibiscus Flower

I took this photo after the hibiscus flower first bloomed in my front yard. Often referred to as the Hawaiian flower, this plant has many uses. It is edible, and can be drunk as a tea, made into a garnish, & cooked in soup. Some claim that it can calm an upset stomach. Although I must admit that I have never had the urge to eat a hibiscus flower. I am content to just admire it.