Unfortunately, this sweet flower is prone to farmer ants tending flocks of aphids. Very ugly.
There is something about the delicate petals and the color combination that enchants me.
Creating a 2D representation was a little harder than I imagined. Getting the depth of color was really hard, and I couldn’t get the perspective right.
Several more layers of color brought me to this version, which still isn’t right.
A nursery catalogue arrived in the mail this week featuring my subject on the cover. I decided to try a different version of the flower.
This looks more like Eeyore’s thistle than my beloved centaurea montana, but it is time to move on to another project.