Orange and Pink Flower

A friend of mine asked me to design a menu for his cousin’s sweet 16 birthday party.  I created a flower to use as a graphic for the menu.  These are attempts to create some Lorna Alkana Art with the single flower.  Roll you mouse over the images to read descriptions of the images.  I’d love to hear which ones you prefer.

I like 3, 6, and 11.

The flower is a liberty hyde bailey asiatic lyli.


  1. I like the second and third ones the best. Perhaps it’s because to me they represent the extremes of representation. The second looks most like an illustration of a flower and the in third the flower is no longer discernible at all. Nine and ten would work well as a sort of motif. These are all very lovely.

  2. Hi Fojap,

    Thank you so much for the feedback! So much of art is making decisions, so I am happy to have this venue where I can show more than one version of something. Cheers!

  3. I vote for #7. There is enough visual complexity to make it compelling, but it doesn’t make your eyes swim with it. And I just like it better than the other options.

  4. I would have chosen the same as you did – No 1. Does this show mutual good taste? I wonder. But it is lovely, deceptively simple, and would be excellent for a menu design. Interesting because my own pictures tend to be so complex. But you can never tell with art what will turn people on. Cheers, Tony

  5. Hi Lynne,

    I am absolutely willing to show how I go about this. The process is part of my blog. I tried to show some of the steps here. What in particular are you curious about? Thanks for checking it out!

  6. Actually, I’m ignorant from start to finish. I assume you have digitally ‘drawn’ the initial image – ? In what program. What program do you use to play with it the way you have, the layering and taking multiple images to create the single flower?

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