Couldn't resist drawing some beautiful peonies I picked up at the florist the other day, although they all died before I had a chance to see them open unfortunately. I'm struggling to get past the drawing stage with my botanical illustrations, because painting super detailed and realistic things with watercolours is unbelievably hard! (who'd have thought?) But I am working on a painting of a little bud from this bunch that hasn't died yet, and if it's any good I'll post a pic of it. I really hope it turns out ok because my inability to progress with these paintings is starting to bother me, but one good finished piece should be enough to get the ball rolling.
Oh yeah, and if you're in Melbourne you should check out the exhibition of incredible botanical art currently being held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, including some art by my lovely teacher Mali - details here. it closes on November 21 so be quick.