Finding Inspiration in the small things.

For some reason, I’ve always been intrigued with drawing the seeds from plants.  I think because we are usually attracted to the showy, flamboyant characteristics of the plant, the seeds are not usually as obvious; its like finding  hidden gems.  When I arrived at the Hermitage two weeks ago, I was amazed at the variety of plants that grow wild here, from the grandest Banyan tree to the tiniest painted flower.  I didn’t know where to start, so I dragged my chair outside and began sketching the seeds of some of these plants.  For my first piece of artwork, I settled on the Sea Grape, a tree I’ve always loved to look at.  The piece is almost complete, so here are some of the photos, sketches and stages of the artwork.  When complete I will repost the finished artwork.