Treasure Hunt for Form

Alongside hunting for color these days, I'm noticing dried grass and flower forms. I regularly run by a lovely wildflower garden and love watching it change across the growing season. The gardener doesn't deadhead the flowers and it just struck me how gorgeous these dried forms are now in the late fall. Seeing these forms in neutral colors lets me focus on their complicated geometry and over-the-top repetition. Entangled plants and twisted stems create even more complicated forms and patterns than I noticed at first glance. Looking at images, I also see that I have been overlooking a subtle but striking winter palette of ecru, wheat, sand, tan and dark browns and blacks. These colors are interesting and rich in their own way. It will take some restraint but I'm going to have to experiment with this palette.