Using plants and flowers as source material for artwork is definitely an old-timey pursuit whose roots (pardon the pun) go back to the dawn of the Greco-Roman era. Here we are in the 21st century, and many contemporary painters -- not just realists -- still draw inspiration from the ubiquitous foliage. I guess it makes sense, since plants are beautiful things that are all around us. Well, except in January in the... More >>>