Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

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Silver Maple Botanical Watercolour

Silver Maple Botanical Watercolour

Amanda Farquharson Sugar Maple Botanical Watercolour.jpg
UPDATE: This is a silver maple, not a suger maple! But on the bright side, it's still a native tree and still super pretty. Thanks to Kelly for the correction

Did you know that the seed/spinning things from the maple tree are it's flowers? I just learned that today. Also, there are a LOT of varieties of Maple Tree. I am 95% sure this is a Sugar Maple (Acer saccharam) because I spent too much time this morning musing over Maple Tree guides and examining bark grooves. I'm pretty pleased that it IS a Sugar Maple, because I feel like that's just so Canadian. Plus it's nice that it's a tree native to our area, since most Maple tree species are from Asia.

Facts aside, I mostly drew this branch because when I was a kid my mom showed me how to split open one half of the flower/spinny thing and pinch it onto my nose. Did anyone else do this? 

Naturally, most of this morning while I sketched this (and also right now), I had one on my nose. It was only right. (It wouldn't stay on for long though... maybe they are ideally suited for little kids tiny noses?) (If you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, google image search "Maple Seed Noses" and you will get it.)

I'm branching out from traditional flowers (See what I did there? Eh? Eh?). It was nice to put my full attention on some leaves. What should I try next?

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