My exercise in patience paid off. I’m so happy to see my finished painting, which is a tribute to the camellia bush my mother planted so many years ago. It is almost the same age I am!
There is a story to write about that – but I haven’t put it into words yet. It’s coming. . .


My most recent painting, “Camellias in bloom” was definitely an exercise in patience. It also became an opportunity for me to explore endless green color variations because I painted a lot of foliage.

I took photographs of my overgrown camellia bush for a period of two weeks. When the first flowers bloomed, their vibrancy was exquisite and the center petals were more closed up. Later on, the bush had far more flowers blooming, but many of them were in stages of decay.

The digital process of creating a photo-layout for my painting took time. I worked from many photos and chose the best-looking camellias to be my stars. I pulled them closer together than they were in my photos. I made sure to add some buds and chose interesting leaves to fill in my layout.

The left photo was my basis, but the actual flowers were from the photo on…

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About Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!
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8 Responses to #62 CAMELLIAS IN BLOOM

  1. Janet Fattal says:

    Love this painting. The camelias jump off the screen. A gorgeous flower (one of my favorites) beautifully rendered.

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    • Judy says:

      Oh, dear Janet! Thank you so much for catching this post and commenting. I’m glad I was able to render one of your favorite flowers. They are beautiful subjects to paint and that’s what drew me to them. 🙂


  2. Ann Coleman says:

    Those are gorgeous! You are very, very talented, Judy!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. paintdigi says:

    your blog is very beautiful … Bravo

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