I hope this painting refracts the lights I saw sparkling off these glossy leaves! For now, I have to draw what I don’t know, but soon I will find out what all of these species are. For technical accuracy, this project would have included a full year of botanical research supported by observing through all seasons, but I’m glad for the artistic freedom I’m using to push out these pictures before fully understanding them!
Specimen recorded July 24, 2020, 18:41.
Art by Nelson Spies, March 1, 2021. Acrylic on thick canvas-textured paper from a 2019 Europe calendar.