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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

workspace wednesday: painting plant portraits

A few months ago, Amanda from Wit and Whistle posted several portraits of her houseplants, some of which she sold (some are still in her shop).
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From the top/left to right: portrait 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 3. I am super inspired by Amanda's portraits.

I've come across these other plant paintings, and am inspired by these, as well:
workspace wednesday: painting plant portraits
From the top/from left to right: 1// 2// 3// 4// 5// 6

I've been itching to try painting my own plant portrait. I recently chose my subject: the zebra plant. I've mentioned that the zebra plant is my favorite.
spider plant
I like how it turned out:
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Then, I decided I needed a portrait of my plant in a basket planter (my favorite type of planter).
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I sketched the outline of my plant:
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Then I painted it- again using gouache:
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It's a satisfying pastime. I'm looking forward to painting another one.
workspace wednesday: painting plant portraits
(My plant isn't doing too bad. Did you notice that it's flowering?)

See other Workspace Wednesday posts here.