paintings of flowers in watercolor
Paintings of flowers are both fun
and very challenging!
Flowers are one of my favorite
things. That's one reason I studied horticulture in college.
Working in the flower garden is so
enjoyable. When you have some flower paintings, you can enjoy the beautiful
blossoms all year long.
Springtime is a joyous time of the
year 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
So here it is recorded forever in “Azaleas”.
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The southern magnolia tree has large flowers compared to many other
And they have a wonderful lemony fragrance.
Here is a butterfly visiting a Magnolia flower.
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
Here are some phals in “White Flight”.
This watercolor painting of
"Colorful Poppies" was inspired by a Nancy Medina oil painting.
It was fun doing it in a carefree,
colorful painting style.
Flower paintings are still
beautiful, even when they are not painted in a realistic manner.
Lily 'n' Dragonfly
Who doesn't love water with all the flora and fauna?
This "Lily 'n' Dragonfly" made a perfect watercolor painting.
The contrast between the dark water and the bright plant and critter makes it a striking painting of flowers.
is a cross of a Phalaenopsis with a Doritis orchid which gives the flowers
They are grown the same way as Phalaenopsis orchids.
Why don’t you try some of your own paintings of flowers? It is challenging and rewarding.
Then the flowers will last forever.
Oil flower paintings
Scrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia
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
Later I came in the house and added the blue Scrub Jay for the "Scrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia".
What a lovely compliment they are to each other.
Daisies ‘n’ Porcelain
Daisy flowers have been one of my favorite flowers ever since I was a child.
So naturally, I had to paint them.
I did them in a porcelain vase on a mahogany table. “Daisies ‘n’ Porcelain”.
These giant sunflowers grew in my garden one year.
When the seeds were ripe the birds would sit on the back of the flower.
Then they would lean over and peck the seeds from the front of the flower.
The Son's face is shining down on us. "Son Shine"
When I got a little older, like everybody else, I learned to love roses.
Here are ten white roses signifying “Peace”.
What a lovely painting of flowers!
Wren and Morning Glories
I like watching the birds as much as I enjoy growing flowers.
The blue Morning Glories with a wren made a lovely critter and flower painting.
"Wren and Morning Glories"
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Paintings of Flowers