This dahlia in created with Prismacolor as inspired by a tutorial in my Gary Greene book. I am still rather slow at this medium but was happy with the results of all the layers and blending. The background is a subtle “linen” technique that lets the flower bloom in all its glory.
We just returned from a terrific cruise vacation on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas, which is currently the largest ship in the world. We had so much fun exploring all its “neighborhoods,” my favorite of which was Central Park, and the islands we visited were nothing less than stunning. The trip was perfect until our return flight was delayed by three hours, but that gave me time at the airport to catch up on all the week’s blog posts I missed. I have a few photos of inspiration that I hope to turn into art in the next few weeks – nothing like a warm vacation in February to revive the soul. If you are in need of a little escape, this picture might be helpful. Happy Wednesday!