November Flax

#168 November Flax

The actual thing I drew is about a meter high, I just noticed that it could well be a blade of grass.

Somehow flax has caught my interest, if you had not noticed. And now almost three months into the project I realise I will catch a full year of its life cycle – hence November – it is a stage just as the buds are about to bloom, although there are variations depending on location. This one was in the Port Hills.

Added the Flax Category – but I will need to backdate them.

Moonlight Flax

#0152 Moonlight Flax

A beautiful walk in the moonlight inspired me to express myself and led to a lot of sketches – only this one is one I want to post. It captures the moment I think. The “paper” colour adds an effect that I think of as “cycloramic” and I created a gradient of colour darker at the top in Photoshop, it looked ok, but I think it does not need that. Keep it simple.

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Flax Almost Blooming

#104 Flax_Almost_Blooming2a

I am doing a variety of styles, but there is also a recurring style and within the 1000 this is one I’d like to grasp more fully. A sort of old fashioned naturalist style, but there is room to go beyond that too, to bring in my handwriting as it were.

There is also something about looking at native plants that is of interest to me. I initially thought – this is in cyberspace! But undeniably I am in New Zealand, and more than that I have a feeling for the place. So, a few more flax items coming up!

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