I'll begin by collecting your fresh floral, whether it's a bridal bouquet, centerpiece or memorial spray. A fine art line drawing of the flowers will be worked out on watercolor quality rag paper, incorporating additional color studies, handwritten elements from literature, memories or thoughts -- laid out and designed at the artist's discretion.
As soon as the drawing is completed the floral will go into the wooden flower press. This is a slow process that requires patience and care. This can take anywhere from 10 -21 days depending on conditions and humidity.
Once the floral is pressed, preserved and dry it is pulled from the press and incorporated into the fine art line drawing with adhesive and framed behind clear glass or inside an acrylic frame.