Firstly I want to thank you Peggy for a fun and entertaining class. This is the first of yours that I have seen and you are so great to listen to!
I've been wanting to experiment with a folk art style for a while and this was a great guide for me to get started. I came up with the theme of southwest desert to help guide my process. This is why I went for quite a vibrant colour palette.I don't usually work with these types of colour but I absolutely love how bold they are and the colours alone definitely gave me inspiration to keep going with the project.
Folk Art Flower (with a guide)
With a bit of research into the Southwest I learnt that some breeds of Yucca plants have the magnificent stalks of flowers coming through their centre. I thought this would be an interesting shape to begin working with.