Monday, May 19, 2008
This original oil painting is titled "Single Calla." Calla is 10 inches tall by 8 inches wide. You can see it by clicking here for my website. It is available for $200.00.
We had 3 1/2 inches of rain last week! I am hoping that will give us a few more wildflowers to enjoy.
This is one of the very hardy wildflowers we have, it's around even when our rains are few. This is Gaillardia, a member of the sunflower family. It has many nicknames: Indian Blanket, and Firewheel are 2.
Here are 3 stages of the flower, in full petals, beginning to drop, and the remaining center. It blooms from February to December. Now, I say it is Gaillardia, but my books also show another very close looking flower called Sneezeweed. I rely on 2 books, Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country, and Wildflowers of Texas. Very often, what we have is a little different than is shown in the books. There are such a huge variety of these wildflowers!
OK, this one is a little blurry, apologies to my photographer friends!
This little yellow flower is a primrose. It tends to close up in the day time hours. These primrose are about the size of a quarter. They grow only about 4-6 inches tall.
For my readers who are artist, (and for others who want to see good art work!) I want to recommend a great blog to you. Linda Blondheim puts out a wonderful blog almost every day. How she finds time to write great content so regularly and paint like she does is amazing to me. Her blog, Art Notes, is filled with great painting tips and information. She ends each post with a recipe, and likes grits and sweet potatoes! Yes, she is another Southerner!
Linda is a Florida painter, and I think you'll really enjoy her blog. For Art Notes, click here, and for her web site, click Here. She's a wonderfully giving artist. It's like a mini workshop each time.
Until next time!