A Selection of Works Inspired by a Split-Leaf Philodendron & a Snake

Originally I started with a ballpoint pen sketch of a philodendron in my living room.
ballpoint pen sketch of a philodendron in my living roomWhen I did this collage I was thinking mostly about forest, moss and purple heather. But some philodendron-type leaf shapes worked their way into the final. a collage body in moss green with purple accents, cut from magazine imagesThe moss and heather disappeared but the half-seen woman from the magazine collage and the original philodendron showed up in this black and white pencil drawing done for lithography printing class.
A black and white pencil sketch of a woman in a philodendron I started focussing on the way the hands mimicked the notches in the philodendron. This pencil sketch of the philodendron shows the hands.Pencil Sketch of Snake, Philodendron and Bodies The snake slithered into the image after one decided that I was nice and warm, perfect for coiling up and having a nap on. The eye is mine, when I opened one eye and realized that what I had thought was a pesty bee was actually a three foot snake, and my nap (and the snake’s) came to an abrupt end. (Two sketches of snake and philodendron with hands and eye.)
Pencil & Oil Pastel Sketch of Snake, Philodendron and Bodies Pencil Sketch Snake & Philodendron Sketch Book Jottings.Sketch Book: Snake & PhilodendronAnother magazine collage.
magazine collage of a philodendron in blue I never got around to doing this image in my lithography class but it did make it into my etching class. (Black and white etching of a snake in a philodendron.)
A black and white etching of a snake in a philodendron Three paintings, all acrylic on paper.
Painting of a snake in a philodendron Painting of a snake in a philodendron Painting of a snake in a philodendronSome photos of split-leaf philodendrons (sorry no snakes involved!)
Philodendron in the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden using the photo app Stackables Split-Leaf Philodendron in the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden in MexicoSome notes to myself re filters left in cause I don’t know where else to put them: ‘Halfway’, ‘Faded Painting’ and ‘Light Canvas’ formulas for philodendron full leaf.  For the trees at Lord Byron’s I used  ‘Wet Moss’ and also ‘Light Canvas’ that turned way too dark mini4.

More of my paintings at https://elizabatz.wordpress.com/gallery-of-paintings/

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