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10-09-2007, 01:17 AM
I'm not sure what this plant is.
I found it while walking around the Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens.
Medium Used: Traditional Oils
Canvas Size: 50x71cm (20x28inch)
10-09-2007, 11:24 AM
Lovely painting Garry. The leaves look like it might be an agapanthus, although I have never seen a yellow/orange one - I have white and blue ones in my garden.
I have enjoyed many a stroll through the Melbourne botanical garden when I used to live in Melbourne. It is one of the best botanical gardens I have ever seen. So they still do those lovely scones with cream at the kiosk?
10-09-2007, 11:58 AM
Garry, this is quite lovely. Your greens are varied and good and the blossoms are perfect! Well done.
10-09-2007, 01:52 PM
Very lovely flower. The leaves are done very nice :clap:
10-09-2007, 02:00 PM
This is a Clivia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clivia); the flowers are usually red or red-orange, but these paler colors, including a lovely yellow, have been hybridized in recent years. You've got a nice balance of light and dark in this piece!
10-09-2007, 04:34 PM
It's very striking work. I like the strong contrast of the flower against the leaves.
10-09-2007, 05:30 PM
Thanks Rose Queen for identifying the flower.
AND thank you Marion, Sue, Ranunkel and Maureen for dropping in for a look and taking the time to comment.
10-13-2007, 09:51 AM
10-14-2007, 09:37 AM
Lovely piece! What a nice balance you have achieved. The shading is very realistic and I am impressed with how natural the leaves appear and how they fit in as part of the picture, rather than sit as background as sometimes appears to be the case.
10-14-2007, 04:15 PM
Finnegan18 & Bev
Thanks for dopping in for a look and posting your comments.
I also like the way the greens worked in this painting, and was thinking of doing a painting of Agapanthus leaves only:)
10-15-2007, 11:29 PM
I have not seen this flower, Clivia (as identified by Rose Queen) in my area. The leaf shape somewhat resembles Iris leaves. Very pretty colors and I can see why you might be interested in painting just the leaves. Lovely painting.
10-16-2007, 12:37 PM
Very beautiful! I really like the colors and the light.
10-16-2007, 03:11 PM
Beautiful painting. I knew what it was the minute I saw it. I have been longing for one for quite some time. Here in Northern Indiana it would be kept as a house plant.
10-16-2007, 10:57 PM
Excellent foreshortening and depth here.
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