Dogwood

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The flowering dogwood tree is widely known for its showy white and pink flowers, which are not actually flowers. The dogwood petals are modified leaves called bracts that surround a cluster of tiny flowers. The flowers bloom in the spring for about two months out of the year, and then in the fall the trees produce small red berries that wildlife considers a delicacy.

How to Paint a Dogwood Flower

The dogwood flower has beautiful petals. The details are important when painting this petal. In the finished piece, study the line work that is painted over the top of the light pink petals and the contrasting coral reds. The petals are large ...

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