Materia Medica II

Part of an ongoing digital painting called Materia Medica. This is a packet of dried Marigold flowers. (Print)

Marigold was named by Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, ‘Calendula officinalis’. The flowers can be made into a tea that’s exceptionally good for the eyesight. Quite miraculous. Marigold contains Lutein.

Marigold-Materia Medica

I painted this with Pixelmator on my laptop, using a trackpad as paintbrush. Difficult, but not a painful as painting the Parsley (see below).