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Published: August 19, 2014
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Brand new! It took about four days for me to complete this one. These are milkweed seeds that have escaped their pods and are preparing to take flight! I painted the wispiest parts of the "parachutes" with white gouache, which I rarely use because I'm an old-school transparent watercolor loyalist. But sometimes the only thing that makes sense is a little opaque white on a watercolor.
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Aug 19, 2014, 2:47:58 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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WalkingOnTheStars's avatar
Beautiful! I love the individual wispy strands; they're so delicate I didn't even see them for a few minutes. But that's what makes this painting so beautiful: the miniscule details that surprise you the more you look.

I love how you take simple, little things, like milkweed seeds, and make them so intriguing.
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WillemSvdMerwe's avatar
Great painting!  I knew these were milkweed seeds.  I love their fluffiness!
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Onyana|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Total brilliance! I love seeing nature inspired traditional art. This is such a compelling snapshot of a moment in time, it instantly tells a story, while also being visually compelling and aesthetically beautiful. Awesome stuff.
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