The one on the left here is the first one. It is IRIS, and I actually used an Herbal Essence Shampoo bottle as my model for this one. This one is probably my favorite so far.
The one the right is DAISY. I can't remember exactly what I used as a model for this one - something from a book, I think. I didn't have enough variety of colors, so I wasn't happy with the shading of the actual pedals, but the shape is cool.
This next one is probably the most realistic - at least that's what my artist sister-in-law Elizabeth says. It is SUNFLOWER. I guess I drew it in February of 2001.
The last one in this set is special. On Valentines Day, Sarah and I went to Barnes and Noble. Sarah looked through some gardening magazines and chose this flower. Then, we sat at a rickety table for 2 hours while I drew it. It is BELL FLOWER.
I didn't do any art again until this past year. I'll try to get some of that up next.