There is something about a flower that totally captivates me.  It carries with it so many things to be aware of when painting...translucency, line, shape, form, shadows that change and vary, color, brilliance, intensity, detail, harmony, 'connectedness', softness, hard and soft edges, energy, excitement, and above all, beauty. God gives us so much to enjoy! 

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