I took this photograph of these coneflowers at Huntington Gardens. Here there are red and yellow flowers and a bee has alighted to dine on the flower's sweet nectar. 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 gothic maiden. Her big eyes are heavily lined with kohl and she looks like she is considering something... 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 August. This is day 17.
This is a rough sketch.