Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Amaryllis

I am growing this amaryllis bulb and when it started to open I noticed that the colour was not red as the tag said, but white and pink.  Sometimes things get mixed up... we all make mistakes, or as I like to call them 'Happy Accidents'...
I was quite happy painting this 'non-red' amaryllis.  I directed my spot lighting to come from below the plant, which always creates a dramatic effect and placed it against a red toned background to accentuate the reddish pink mottling in the petals.
No matter the colour, amaryllis flowers are fun to paint!

SOLD
10x8 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

1 comment:

becky joy said...

Very nice amarylis, one of my favorites.