I’ve returned to simple pencil drawings to capture the beauty of dying plant material. The pictures below are of some very dried up roses, and yesterday while tidying the garden I managed to prevent DH from throwing away a handful of decaying seed heads and hosta leaves which I plan to draw from later.
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I’m working on a patchwork block that abstracts the first sketch, what I’m hoping for is something that has some of the qualities of the petals without it appearing to be a flower. What I’ve drawn so far isn’t quite there yet, but it’s a good start. The flower shape is still obvious, so my next step will be to eliminate some of the lines.

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