I took this photograph of a bearded iris at Huntington Gardens during my most recent visit. It had just rained and the wine colored flower was glistening with rain drops... 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 gothic maiden. Her hair is flowing wildly around her... I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a goddess or an angel fairy. 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 December. This is day 28.
This is a rough sketch.