I have been up at the Catskills renting a house with Richard and some friends. These are some of the studies I have begun of the local wildflowers. They are in an 11 x 14 inch sketchbook. I thought that would be best - for speed and safety.
It is not an easy thing to do - make a painted paper collage of a flower. The flower is much more life than still. It may be blooming or the petals could be falling off. Some flowers open only in the afternoons - other for just one day. They really are constantly moving - if only to get more sunshine.
A lucky thing happened in that the woman living a couple of houses by is a master gardener. She has been helping me with my identifications. I had my wild basil misidentified as motherwort.
There are about 23 of these pages thus far. I do not consider them complete or resolved - finished. But, I am enjoying doing them.