Botanic Color Palette

GrassI took some beautiful photos at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Saturday. Everything was in full bloom, really colorful, and the weather was spectacular. I've been mulling over a collage series inspired by plant forms and the environment so I took a lot of reference photos. Somehow, plants just keep coming to the forefront of what I'm interested in visually playing with lately. Just the color palette of these grasses amazes and inspires me. Given the economy and its recent vagaries, perhaps I will become the stereotypical "starving artist" sooner, rather than later... Certainly, I have lots of ideas just waiting for the time to be right to develop into art studies / experiments / works!