You may have noticed it's been a little quiet here on the blog lately. Well, it's not because I haven't been doing anything lately. Actually it's because I've been working on something really fun (I hope) for YOU! So, be patient, and we'll talk more about that fun next week!
In the meantime, let me show you a new painting. I did this one a few weeks ago. One of Noah's science projects was to dissect a flower. "Can you dissect a flower?" asked Landon who just finished a year of Biology and dissecting all kinds of critters. You can! We were supposed to be able to find all the parts of the flower including the ovary and ovule (inside parts).
I was kind of excited about this because I wanted to sketch and paint the cross-section of the flower. Mkay, our flower had no ovaries - at least we couldn't find them. So he just found all the parts he could identify, and we left it at that. In the big scheme of things, failure to find the ovule of a flower will not greatly hamper my son's education. But I was kind of disappointed that my plan for painting was hampered. So instead of the cross-section, I focused on different parts of the flower.
First up, I painted the whole flower.
Next I focused on the stigma/stamen.
Lastly, the stamen. And that's my "Anatomy of a Lily".