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Trillium

Trillium copyOn Saturday, April 14th, I'll be heading up to the Darrington and Granite Falls Libraries--part of the Sno-Isle Library System--to teach a short workshop at each branch on painting Washington wildflowers in watercolor. I'm hoping to find some trillium in bloom before then at a local nursery, so I can bring up some real flowers!  A forest floor abloom with trillium is one of the loveliest sights of spring. For this painting, which appeared in the Nature's Peace calendar published by Pomegranate Communications, I first sketched the trillium flower and leaves, then saved the white paper for the flower and painted a loose wash around the plant; the dark wash helps pop the striking white of the flower.

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Simona Carini

We saw the first trilliums of the season on our street yesterday! I totally agree with you: "a forest floor abloom with trilliums is one of the loveliest sights of spring." I love your watercolor, of course :) Here, the weather has been playing winter games so the season is delayed. Trilliums in the redwood forest are one of my favorite nature sights. The darkness of the forest brings out the white of the petals.

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