Linda Funk

Born Illinois, USA, 1937

Zinnia Elegans. Pencil and Watercolour

Embossed 022

Proud and haughtily beautiful, the line in the yellow flower is as exacting as a fine pencil line which it may indeed be detailing and forming part of the both bright and delicate shadings in watercolour of the petals which is echoed from the contrasting pencil work that enhances the decorativeness of the picture.

I agree with Shirley Sherwood`s statement that “The painting of the veins on the under surface of the petals is particularly sensitive. This painting really runs the gamut between botanical illustration and artistic expression at its best.”  Both expression and accuracy successfully combined, I find this painting very attractive and cheerful, in a way that I would like to achieve in my own work.

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