I find Dahlia flowers fascinating to paint. The petal structure is so intricate and beautiful. A lot of the modern macro photography of the Dahlia flowers have really influenced my macro style of painting them. The Dahlia painting on the upper left was one of my earlier paintings - I quite like the off centre section approach to painting in macro style - it leaves your imagination to fill in the space around the flower to envision the whole flower from just a section. All three Dahlia paintings took the longest to paint out of all the different flower styles I have painted due to the detail involved in each petal. They are very popular flowers of mine and the originals all sold very quickly. They are all available as poster prints or canvases. You can click on the pictures for more details.
Below - some examples of the styles of macro photography that have influenced my Dahlia paintings.