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Working on Corydalis

June 24, 2015
Corydalis- Gale Everett Studio

Corydalis- Gale Everett Studio

Slowly the full page for Karen’s book is coming together. Back in May when we spent some time on Cape Perpetua, I took a few photos of plants I didn’t know. One turned out to be Corydalis scouleri, or Scouler’s Corydalis. I was drawn to it’s beautiful elongated leaves and elegant spikes of flowers. It seemed like a good fit for the book collaboration. Karen’s theme is Patterns in Nature:Forest. More work to come to finish off the page a bit more but at least color has finally graced the page!

Watercolor, Sakura Micron pen, graphite.


Plant info: Height- 60-120 cm tall,

Flower stalks: 20-30 cm tall, pink, spurred, spike like clusters.

Pacific Northwest coast range, moist forests and riparian zones.



4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2015 1:29 am

    This is lovely Gale, a really satisfying composition! As I mentioned on FB, I think you could stop now, I like the partially coloured background.

    • paperstew permalink*
      June 25, 2015 9:20 am

      I like the background too. I’m probably finished with the full spread and now it’s time for the smaller compositions. 😄

  2. June 25, 2015 4:27 am

    A really elegant drawing, I am so excited to see what you draw in my book! It is really lovely. Karen

    • paperstew permalink*
      June 25, 2015 9:18 am

      Two images to go and then it’s done. I’ll probably work on it more over the next couple of days due to our pending heatwave. 100F again? July is shaping up to be the hottest month on record , and we’ve not even started it yet!

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