Plants and flowers move. When you work, as I do, on form, color and detail of a particular subject, you are certain to be surprised. Buds open too soon. Flowers turn toward the sun, intensify in color, drop their petals. Leaves grow, curl or shrivel. Some subjects dry up before I can capture them on paper or canvas. The light is not always right.
To control the forces of nature, I sometimes rely on photography.
This blog is my photo gallery of BOTANICAL SUBJECTS.
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Magnolia Leaves


© Eva-Maria Ruhl

I found these dry Magnolia leaves on my morning walk. They are much sturdier than most dry leaves. I carried them for twenty minutes while holding my two dogs on leashes. Their rich burnt sienna color and the intense light and shadow will add interest to my painting.

A Magnolia Leaf, front and back. Pure gold!


© Eva-Maria Ruhl