Last summer I stayed at The Maple Inn in Parrsboro while I was doing the Cyanotype workshop. Their garden was lovely – lots of different flowers in bloom, among them this Clematis climbing the side of a small out building. I took a couple of shots of it. I was taken by the magenta of the flower (here we see mostly purple Clematis), and the rich detail of the flower centre. I decided to include it in this collection.

I thread painted the markings on the petals, the stamens and pistil, and outlined the leaves and the veins. The first attempt had three fewer leaves – the outcome looked unfinished, so I added three more leaves. I’m happy with this flower rendition; #4 so far for the 6″ x 6″ collection.

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