I finished my Botanical Illustration class.  For details on the class, check here.

This is my final piece.  I am totally amazed at what I did in this class. I didn’t think I could really draw much of a flower, let alone, have it look realistic.  But I did.

I am so glad I challenged myself creatively and went out on a limb to see what I’m capable of doing.

The past several months, I have done landscapes, pastel sunsets and flowers.  It has been an interesting journey.  I want to continue to explore painting like this.

But for now, I’m going to go back to abstract art.  That where I am comfortable.  I have so much more to learn in that area.  I’m excited to see what happens now that I’ve taken a side trip from abstract.



  22 comments for “Hibiscus

  1. July 3, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Hi Kerry, I just noticed that for some reason your blog has been turned off from following. So frustrating, this happened on a number of blogs I follow when I was away on vacation. I re-followed today and hopefully can catch up soon. Your hibiscus is fantastic – love the background as well. The flower petal colors are gorgeous – it’s one of my favorite of your paintings.


    • July 4, 2014 at 4:23 am

      Thanks, Mary. I’m glad you’re reconnected to my blog. Thanks for your comments.


  2. June 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Kerry…wow! Simply beautiful!! I am so happy that you are creating such wonderful art again…I read some of your story and I pray for your continued health and vibrancy! Blessitude…Lorrie


    • June 28, 2014 at 4:59 am

      Thank you Lorie for your comment. I’m so glad you like my art. Thank you for your prayers. That means a lot to me.


  3. June 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    One of my favorites! So vibrant Kerry!


  4. June 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    This is really lovely, Kerry, congratulations!


  5. June 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    You know what you should be proud this is simply stunning, really stunning x


    • June 26, 2014 at 5:27 am

      Oh, thank you so much! I am very pleased with it. It’s from a photo I took in Maui.


      • June 26, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        its stunning, so you take the photo and make a painting out of it, or you draw the photo from scratch using a digital tool? You have to excuse my ignorance this is new to me hehe x


      • June 28, 2014 at 5:01 am

        It’s a little bit of both. At this point, I rely heavily on a reference photo to draw from. But I’m working towards just being able to draw whatever I want in my art. But I’ve never looked that closely at flowers, so I needed a photo to give me an idea of what was going on with the dark and light areas.


      • June 28, 2014 at 5:11 am

        That’s great it was just inspiration then that’s amazing your very gifted x


      • June 28, 2014 at 5:14 am

        Apparently more than I thought. I never dreamed I could paint like I did with the hibiscus. On a lark, I signed up for a botanical illustration class. This is what came out of it.


      • June 29, 2014 at 1:51 am

        its amazing hehe, i didn’t realize this was all online the classes so this is more amazing, I took the link and might sign up if i ever got time xx


      • June 29, 2014 at 1:53 am

        The classes at DAA are very good. There is an introductory class on Painter that really helped me.


      • June 29, 2014 at 2:39 am

        great, I am going to make some time 🙂


      • June 29, 2014 at 1:56 am

        Thanks again. That is so encouraging.


      • June 29, 2014 at 2:40 am



  6. June 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous!


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