June 18, 2010

Day Dreamer

I love coneflowers, something about their unique color that really attracts me. The magenta-purple petals with the orange center make it a riot of color, and extremely pleasing visually. But I don't think they grow in this part of the world. I could be wrong, but I haven't seen them here at all. The whole of spring I spent a great deal of time observing plants and their buds. It gave me a big kick in identifying what flower the bud corresponded to. I could identify only peonies, roses and the irises of course. With the other blooms I'd be guessing what flower it could be, and will be taken by surprise. :) It was great fun, and next year I am sure I can identify most of them before they blossom.

Day Dreamer
Palette Knife on board, 5 by 7 inches
© Nithya Swaminathan

This painting is from a reference in the WetCanvas image library. It seemed to me like someone lost in her own world and thoughts and that explains the title. These days, what appeals to me most about the coneflower is that it is a pleasure to do with the knife. Let me know what you think, and yes, there are a few more to come. :)


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