Merle decided to try reproducing a painting with the help of Billy Showell's book "Painting Flowers".
She commented that the process helped her learn how to move the paint and loosen her fear of "losing control of the whole thing!"
Merle has become much more confident about painting since this process, as the elegant results of her efforts show.
After much struggling with these challenging dark blooms Lynda did an admirable job of finding her colours and trying to create that velvety surface.
Lynda enjoyed painting the small details in the seeding flower head with it's playful curls.
This is only Francine's second painting, beautifully modeled and luminous.
She used it to create an exquisite Christmas card.