After viewing blooming Red Buds in Virginia in April, I was inspired to make a quilt. I thought I’d have a difficult time depicting them from a distance, so I decided to feature their blossoms close up. To that end, I took a bunch of photos.
I think it’s so interesting the way the blossoms pop directly out of the bark.
I spent quite a bit of time merging and resizing photos on the computer and finally came up with this as a sketch.
The sky and branches should be pretty straight forward, but what about those blossoms? I think some experimenting will be in order.
P.S. Check out some of the other flowers I’ve created in this gallery.