The Sun Cherry Zinnia.
A real stunner in the world of zinnias. Brilliant color with long-ish petals that stand up well while allowing a few to gracefully "droop" to add artistic flair to this flower in a bouquet.
This one, with its two drooping petals, reminds me of the whimsical children's game, "He loves me, he loves me not", as illustrated in this old engraving:
"The Decision of the Flower" (1820)
by Henry Moses
I'm loving the process of working on pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations. From the outlining of each petal -
to the finished drawing -
. . . to the process of adding color. It's picky, time-consuming, and detailed drawing, but I love seeing it all come together!
These 8 x 10 inch original watercolor is available in my Etsy shop. (fits perfectly in an 11 x 14 inch frame) It will arrive safely on your doorstep matted, backed, creatively packaged, and ready for framing in no time!
Thanks for looking!