Julia Beery

science illustration and art

Sitting next to this California native plant, I was surrounded by a sweet and not unpleasant odor. A fallen blossom provided the material for closer study with a dissecting microscope. The surface fo the calyx and the leaf is covered in a dense forest of hairs.


The flower was painted in gouache on colored paper before being composited digitally and labeled.

Bell shaped “campanulate” flowers.

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