Yellow Chrysanthemum

Maud Naftel (1856-1890)


Watercolor illustration

Source: Naftel, Plate VI

Again, this is not a scientifically botanical rendering. Naftel writes, "It will be seen that this flower is composed of many small petals, and therefore the drawing of it is very intricate; it is not, however, necessary to note all of them. Draw the general outline, and then the shapes of the shadows, and if this is done carefully it will be found that the petals will fit themselves into their proper places" (34).

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