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Thursday, June 9, 2016

"Promise of Spring" image

"Promise of Spring"

Dogwood blossoms in the Spring.  colored pencil painting, based on a photo taken by a friend in North Carolina.  Reference photo used with his permission.  The challenge of this piece was to capture each petal's folds, ruffles, light, and shadow patterns.  The fun part was to play with so many colors and lighting effects.