I have been working on a series of CA Native Flowering plants. Some native plants are small in size and easily walked by unnoticed. My goal as a watercolor painter is to give them a voice, so the public can identify, connect and have awareness. I'm a fine art painter and not a botanical illustrator, as anatomical accuracy and realism are not focused. It's true that amateurs may not be able to identify, but the paintings shown in public have names to identify. My hope was to convey the personality, beauty, unique features in an artistic way and leave the viewer with a connection. Hopefully, these flowering plants can become a household name like the poppy and more artists will paint them!
Left: Salvia Bee's Bliss