Orange Blossom – Flower Series No. 28

Right around the time I discovered citrus fruits grow on trees (and why wouldn’t they?!), I thought it would be pretty cool to have a tree like that in your backyard. Sadly, the PNW just isn’t the right environment for citrus fruits to grow in. Down south, however, they grow much more heartily! Maybe I should move? (Just kidding!)

This illustration was done in gouache, which I am more and more coming to appreciate. What’s better than a paint that works like watercolor and acrylic?! It’s the best of both worlds.

Also, IT’S DAY 28 OF THIS CHALLENGE!!!

Lavender – Flower Series No. 26

Yes, lavender is considered an herb, but it is also a flowering plant, therefore it fits with my Flower Series. I love that I can make up the rules for this challenge and nobody can say otherwise (hah!).

But seriously.

Lavender is probably one of the most calming scents out there. My friend bought this shea butter from Alaska and the smell is so soothing. It’s something I need on my desk at work!

Wisteria – Flower Series No. 25

This post is a bit late, but it still fits the one-post-per-day criteria!

Wisteria reminds me of weeping willow trees. I’d love to visit a garden with wisteria vines hanging down from an archway. It seems so magical and sort of mysterious.

Hibiscus – Flower Series No. 22

Ahhh. Hawaii. It sounds so lovely right now. I’ve never had such a great desire to go to a tropical place, but now it’s definitely sounding very appealing! Clear blue oceans, sandy beaches, and tropical plants, anyone?!

 

A Striped Dress

Just to make up for the (less than stellar) orchid painting, here’s a fashion illustration! It’s been a while since I did one of these and I enjoyed it so much! I have to do these more often 🙂