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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Restless Plants

I just came across this wonderful page   http://www.howplantswork.com/2011/04/17/the-restless-plant/ about a book The Restless Plant, by the late Dov Koller.

My point exactly! Plants move, therefore I photograph.



Here is a time lapse video:




It is only when you spend hours carefully painting a subject that you detect movement. That is what I love about painting botanicals. Paying attention to what is so often overlooked.