Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Romilly after 19 hours...

Back on with the brush tonight... I have tomorrow and the next day off work, so will get cracking on with Romilly. I began to do the dissections last week and rather enjoyed it. Roses have complicated ovaries, well, not the ovaries as such, but the hips. The hips are actually hypanthium tissue enlarged, and inside the walls of the hypanthium are several ovaries, which each individually houses an ovum. Complicated! All members of the Roseaceae are rather odd. Strawberries are in the Rosaceae and they don't have a real fruit - it is a false fruit or in other words - a swollen hypanthium (the red bit is the hypanthium). It's at time like this I wished I drew a member of the liliaceae or solanaceae...

Romilly

Petal close up - having trouble with this at the moment - trying to get the grey right in the shadow - I think it needs a little red which I am guessing is in the reflected light? Suggestions are welcome!

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