Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PINCUSHION FLOWER II SOLD



I don't know the botanical name of these flowers and have always known them as pincushion flowers. They are really pretty and lyrical. The blooms extends from the base of the plant which grows close to the ground. They perch on the top of spindly stems which are tossed about by the wind. They are a lovely violet color. These plants are perennials. I love them because they begin blooming in early spring and continue throughout the summer if the dead blossoms are picked off.

6X8 inches
oil
Raymar canvas panel (Archival)

7 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Great composition and the colors of the flowers are lovely! The colors in the background add depth to your painting. Nice work on the glass, too.

Carol Blackburn said...

Lovely, Linda. The background is intriguing.

Kim said...

Lovely and full of movement. I just love that slash of grey coming down the top left corner.

Marie Theron said...

The browns and blues result in a very quiet and restful painting, Linda!I sort of remembers the flowers from my childhood days,lovely frail little things!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Love the colors and the loose work... nice piece.

Róisín O'Farrell said...

Wow Linda, I love this. Makes we want to try. Isn't that the great thing about following each others blogs, it really does fire you up and inspire you to aim higher.

Róisín

Cathyann said...

This is a strong little piece. Great job with those flowers, Linda.