|All to Myself|
I am pleased with my finished piece but it did take much perseverence. These coneflowers appealed to me with their proud heads looking to the sky. I started this half sheet size (221/2" x 15") with just one flower and then let my imagination build it from there.At times I wondered how I was going to fill up my choice of such a large piece of paper. The leaves were rendered in a really loose way with just gestural marks so that the flower heads were the star. I thought is was finished but looking at it a day later I felt it needed a centre of interest and this was hard as the flowers all looked the same. I decided to add a butterfly which these flowers easily attract and I was pleased to be able to to let the background show through its transparent upper wings.He is now my centre of interest and he is feeling lucky to have this patch of flowers all to himself.