Summer Milkweed

Posted: July 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
Milkweed plants as they spout up in fields during the summer months provide nice leaf patterns for artwork. This plant in the fall produces the large green pods which eject the seeds from the pod giving us another opportunity for artwork.
Here is the plant in the early stages of development.





 I ran a different image through Topaz Simplify 4. I used the Oil Painting filter.


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  1. Lois Teerling says:

    Mike did you use one of your color boards behind this stalk? I really like the background.

    • Mike Moats says:

      No I got down low and shot towards a background far away while keeping the ground clutter below my line of site.

  2. mjspringett says:

    it is also a necessity for monarch butterflies

  3. I bought some for my garden this year. This is my first time growing it. I love the critters that crawl on it. Can’t wait to start seeing some butterflies.

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