The plan is to go with Sweet Pepperbush for my final painting. Here are my notes on composition, initial sketches, and color mixing. I feel on shaky ground with the initial drawing--the flower spike challenges me.
Sweet Pepperbush is now in bloom just a bit up the road and I suspect there will be good subjects all week long. I may take an extended weekend to wrap things up-- a fantastic excuse to get away from the job for a while.
This species holds special meaning for me here on Nuncketest. I discovered seed pods just before Christmas 2008 and spend a good deal of time identifying. Here's a link to all my Sweet Pepperbush posts.