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Magnolia Number 2 in Charcoal
H1000mm x W1510mm

The flower for this very large drawing came from a truly magnificent tree that was given to me as a present 26 years ago and has grown fast in rich basalt soil. The commission specified that the final charcoal drawing had to be as large as possible. This proved to be a very enjoyable challenge which started with finding the best blossom. Selecting the subject took 2 weeks of constant observation because Magnolia grandiflora buds open so quickly and the blooms only last in their purest form for about 24 hours. To find the right flower for this drawing took vigilance that was rewarded with this glorious specimen.



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