I set out in about February, with my sketchbook to prepare a composition. I knew that I only had a small window of time to get this done, before the petals fell and the new leaves appear.
|pencil on paper 9" x 12"|
I lightly sketched everything out and waited for the buds to appear. I didn't photograph after every session, but here are a few shots in progress:
I didn't really get to resolve the painting before all the flowers dropped, so I might continue it next year at the same time. Spring has arrived and I've been busy outside doing some plein air work, so check back soon for some new work...