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