Macro Rose Of Sharon At Aiken County Historical Museum In Aiken, SC



Macro Rose Of Sharon at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina

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Having great colors is almost an automatic way to get my attention, but occasionally I’m attracted to a given blossom by how easy I believe it should be to work with.  That was the case with the subject in my Snowballs piece.  This is on the same little bush at the Aiken County Historical Museum that I created an abstract from in a previous post and it offered several potential subject blooms.  I loved the blood red colors and the design formed as the reds go from purples to pinks as they flow away from the flower’s center.  I placed the snow white stigma discs on the lower crossing line, using the rule of thirds, and used them as my focal point.


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Author: Steven Dillon

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