Finally breaking down to tackle the complicated curves and twists of these super interesting plants. I really love the ghostly gray/green color of the leaves.
My subject is an Air Plant or more properly named: Epiphyte. An epiphyte is a type of plant that grows upon another plant (such as a tree) non-parasitically or sometimes upon some other object.
Im working from a Tillandsia xerographica species of bromeliad. They can grow quite large and flower as well. The example I'm painting from is about 8 inches in diameter. After finishing with the painting he will be stuck in a tree outside.
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The drawing starts.
Painting (with a tiny brush) begins.
I'll post the finished painting soon.
Tillandsia xerographica, 2012
Watercolor on paper
20.5" x 16"