Flower paintings are both fun and very challenging. I have admired and enjoyed flowers all of my life.
Daisy flowers have been one of my favorite flowers ever since I was a child.
So naturally, I had to paint them in “Daisies ‘n’ Porcelain”.
I went out and painted some of the wild Dogwoods while they were blooming.
After I came home I added a male Cardinal for "Cardinal 'n' Dogwood".
When I got a little older like everybody else, I learned to love roses.
Here are ten white roses signifying “Peace”.
I like watching the birds as much as I enjoy growing flowers.
The two together made a "Wren and Morning Glories" painting.
I went out and sat down on the edge of the front porch when the Tulip Magnolia was blooming and painted it. Some people call them Japanese Magnolia.
Later I came in the house and added the Scrub Jay for the "Scrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia".
What a lovely compliment they are to each other.
I always look forward to springtime with all the flowers blooming.
We have an azalea plant in front of our house that blooms every spring with white and pink flowers on the same plant.
So here it is recorded forever in “Azaleas”.
I sometimes paint with oils and at other times I do flowers with watercolors.
Here is a watercolor painting from my freedom series. "Hibiscus Freedom".
Go Here to see a close up detail view of several of my floral paintings. Then click on the individual paintings for an enlarged view.
You know I had to do some more orchids in my paintings. "Doritenopsis" is a cross of a Phalenopsis with a Doritis which gives the flowers brilliant colors.
They are grown the same way as Phalenopsis orchids.
Then when I started teaching horticulture I found orchids in the class greenhouses. I quickly became infected with the orchid bug. They are so beautiful.
Orchids are found in every country of the world. Some of them like the phalaenopsis have flowers that last for months.When the wild phalaenopsis orchid was first found in the jungles, they were seen at a distance and the explorers thought that they were a group of white moths flying.
Here are some phals in “White Flight”.
The southern magnolia tree has large flowers compared to many other flowers. I think they are beautiful with their pristine beauty. And they have a wonderful lemony fragrance.
Here is one with a butterfly checking it out in “Pretties”.
Why don’t you try some of your own flower paintings. It is challenging and rewarding.
Then the flowers will last forever.