During my daily walk two days ago, I was pleased to see glacier lilies (Erythronium grandiflorum) blooming with their spring beauty companions under the ponderosa pines. These are the crocuses of the wildflower world–harbingers of spring, undaunted by cold wet blustery weather. Around here, you can follow the edge of the snowmelt into July, and these yellow flowers will uncurl from the mud as spring proceeds up the mountainsides.
The drawing and watercoloring go smoothly. It’s when I put the sketch into the scanner that I shake my head at how it reads the colors. The flower is right here, I’ve been looking right at it. How come the computer doesn’t believe me? I try to adjust, and it just makes it worse. Frustrating.