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Magnolia 12 x 10" Graphite on paper
Magnolia 12 x 10" Graphite on paper

Some of my favorite memories before the age of six are playing outside under the magnolia tree of the first house I grew up in on 35th street in Georgetown.  That lovely tree out front has recently gone missing.  I noticed it’s sudden absence the other week while leaving drawing class at the Corcoran’s G-town campus.  Fortunately we have the most amazing Magnolia trees where I live now.  In fact, The monstrous sized magnolias are one of the very reasons I chose to live here.   Every year I shoot as many of the few dozen blossoms that I can reach and today I finally sat down to draw one from my computer screen.  They are one of the few flowers I think are truly magnificent when just right.

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