Pitcher Plants / oil paint

pitcher plants finishedThe Pitcher Plants are some of my favorites at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. To me they look far out with open mouths and lids that keep the pitcher part from filling up with rain. Bugs go in and can’t get out. When the bugs die and decompose they nourish the plant.

The photos below show the steps of this painting in reverse order, stripping off the layers of paint back to my charcoal sketch on paper.

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