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Inspirational Art

After last month's cars and bikes, I feel we need a more gentle theme to provide some balance, so this month's Inspirational Art features just a small selection of the many great flower images created in Xara Xtreme.

There has been some impressive recent flower posts in TalkGraphics including this striking thistle from Derek Cooper (aka Masque): http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=27469

and this clematis: http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=27486

You can see Masque's clematis in greater detail and outline in TalkGraphics threads here: http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=20789

and here: http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=5078

These images brought to mind some of the great flowermeisters of recent years, in particular....

Bill Clegg (cleggart on TalkGraphics) who has two well known examples in the clipart gallery, Orchid and 2 Roses (in the Xara Xtreme Examples file, if you are running the trial click on 'getclipart' to download these examples). But he has also posted many other examples in the Xara Gallery which you may not have seen, including this beautiful lotus flower: http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=11856

A different orchid: http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=16076

And this: http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=13046

And another very well known name, Ron Duke, shows he isn't just master of the cars & bikes, but can turn his skills to other gentler images (and this is a great demonstration of linked colors too): http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=23399

Couldn't miss out this image from gardener and Xara artist Ivan Louette: http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=4895

And finally we can always rely on Risto Klint to bring his own very unique style to any subject: