I took this photograph of these flowers at Descanso Gardens. I think these purple pansies are quite lovely. Flammola (little flame) is what the pansy is known by in Italy... I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
I love to paint flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at www.lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden. I think she has a retro femme fatale feel. I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess. I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.
I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in July. This is day 13.
This is a rough sketch.