This photograph of flowers was taken at Descanso Gardens. I believe they are chrysanthemums, I love their profusion of petals and gentle colors... I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
I love to paint flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden. I think she looks like she might be up to something... I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a goddess or a mermaid. 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 November. This is day 28.
This is a rough sketch.