Sunday, June 19, 2011


Yet another sketch for the aforementioned painting!

Digital with elements from antique maps


  1. This is torture. I cannot wait!!! I am looking forward to this, so! There is a certain nostalgic feeling to the way you set the tone on these images. You really have refined and delicate swirls. Your botanicals are alive with motion.

  2. Bulgehead Duck occupies often red flowers with white spots. The reason is very simple: the enemies are convinced it is fly Amanita. So are ducks protected. They leave the flowers only when mating, once a year.

  3. Thank you so much, Ces! I'm endlessly inspired by the swirling shapes of manuscript illuminations & antique botanical drawings.

    Dr. A., as always your theory is brilliant. When a duck is so tiny, it must use stealth rather than force to defeat its enemies.