I recently returned home from a trip to Saratoga, NY. While I didn’t have a drafting table, good light or all of my art supplies at my disposal, I had the luxury of free time and several chances to take long ambling walks. On one of my excursions, I came upon these flowers:
Back in the hotel room that evening I did a quick sketch inspired by what I had seen:
And then got out my water color paints and gouache to render a more complete version:
My design features gold, platinum, enamel, invisible-set rubies, diamonds and amethysts.