This flower is my current work in progress. I am creating a step-by-step, how-to project that will be made available to the public in a few weeks. This free download will be my way of thanking everyone that has chosen to be part of the TMS journey.
At this point in the drawing, I am simply road mapping with two colours, establishing values and finding my way around the shapes of the petals. I know it looks rather purple at this stage, but eventually it will be an orange poppy or perhaps orangy-red.
This morning the moth was gone, there were no rainbows - just a fox coming across the lawn looking for a meal. The chickens quickly took cover under a tree near the goats. I was actually in the goat yard on the other side of the tree. When I heard the chickens squawking their 'alarm' call I went running. The goats were dashing about (they know what that chicken sound means) and by the time I saw the fox, it had already sized up the situation and turned around. The goats, just by being goats, have scared off more than one fox over the past few years. Still, I went after the fox to deter it from returning. It went running off down the road. Soon crows up in the field were voicing their own alarm.
I shall be keeping watch from my studio windows today...