Friday, June 1, 2012


DPW $65

     This spring the dogwoods of so many varieties were wonderful in Nevada County. This flower is in a tree on our hillside. It was surrounded by many others, so I cropped it out and only suggested faintly the others in the picture. It is easy to render white flowers uncomfortably cool so I used burnt sienna and yellows in the greenery and shadows to warm it a little. Paying attention to the shadow of a flower, treating it as a sort of geometric shape is very interesting. It seems to make all the difference.

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