Today's lesson, available in my Art Tutorials store, is ideal for all art students. I'd like you to take a look at nature. Look at the real flowers in the garden. Some flowers are dead, some aren't open, many are bent and overlap.
We are going to rework a painting with a poor competition. The petals will not be perfect unless they are grown for the cut flower market in controlled situations.
This is a lesson in composition. Notice how my main flower is overlapping the garden behind it. Some of the foliage in the background has reached forward to poke through the gaps in the main flower's petals and the bee is in front of the main flower with part of a petal over a section of the bee. All of this overlapping of elements in the painting assists in creating the three dimensional feeling within this artwork.
Just completed, Bee in Double Cosmos Flower, Schmincke extra-soft pastels on 11" x 14" watercolour paper. Reference—my garden. Image cropped from original artwork which shows the full flower.
I plant a variety of brightly coloured annuals, designed to have something in flower all year round, with a view to providing provide pollen and nectar for bees. Cosmos annuals are perfect for this purpose and are easy to grow. Most cosmos grow tall and are ideal for back of border planting. There are also dwarf varieties fro the front border of garden beds or pots. Annual plants grown from a packet of seeds are an inexpensive way to obtain a pretty, and bee friendly garden.
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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