Colored pencil on paper
5 x 5 inches
© 2011 Susan M. Lohse. All rights reserved.
There’s nothing like taking a closer look and noticing something one would never have seen otherwise. It’s like discovering treasure.
In reality, this cranesbill was white. While I was struck by the perfection of the bloom, at first I didn’t think it would make an interesting enough subject. But upon closer inspection, I saw subtle blues, lavenders and greens in the petals, and I had to draw it.