Saturday, September 6, 2014

"Heart-Shaped Embryo" (painting)

"Heart-Shaped Embryo and development of a seed, Shepherd's Purse (Capsella)"

The Biology textbook I have features many pictures of cells under a microscope. The pictures of cells under a microscope are like an extraordinarily intricate and colorful hallucination turned into an Abstract painting.
The painting I did here titled "Heart-Shaped Embryo and development of a seed, Shepherd's Purse (Capsella)" measures at 11x14 inch on canvas. The painting was translated from the Biology textbook by Starr, Evers, & Starr (seventh edition, page 460). As mentioned within the title, the painting captures the embryonic development of a seed from the Shepherd's Purse (Capsella) plant. The embryo is shaped much like a heart, the Basal cell below looks like a heart too, fixed on a spine. The "spine" is actually referred to as the "Suspender."
This painting was started on the 29th and I finished yesterday on August 30th, 2014. Immediately after finishing this painting (which only took 2 hours), I started and finished another Embryo painting yesterday, which you can see here: "Strawberry (Fragaria) Embryo sporophyte with two cotyledons inside seed coat". 

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