A couple of years ago, to start stretching my painting muscles, I decided to paint a series--all of the various "Flowers of the Month" (and there are a couple of different lists, too
Now that I'm back from my hiatus from painting, I've started it up again where I left off. Here's a couple of calendulas, October's FOM. (It was really difficult to find a good reference photo, so these are actually from an on-line "colouring book" that I found of all the flowers of the month.
Ink and wash in a Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook. I do really love that
surface for this kinda stuff.
(But I think I need to start taking pictures with my "real" digicam instead of my cellphone