Monday, June 7, 2010


This Tropical plant appears to have originated in China.  Besides being edible and used in salads and teas, the flower was used as a hair dye in China and is also called shoe black paint.  Hibiscus plants eventually populated India and the Pacific Islands...  of course this exotic bloom reached Hawaii, where it became the state flower.  Even though each bloom usually only lasts for one day, the buds grow quickly and are opening all the time... Hawaiians wear this lovely flower in their hair and as garlands around their necks.

Although you can't wear this hibiscus flower around your neck, or use it as hair dye, you can hang it on  your wall to add beauty to your home.

10x10 oil on canvas.

Exciting News!
I was invited to join a new daily painters art group/blog, called  Daily Painter Originals.  Have a look at all the amazing talent on this site.  This beautiful gallery has a  limited membership of 30 daily painters and I am very proud to be one of them.  If you go to my blog you will see the 'widget' (icon with rotating paintings) for this gallery displayed on the right hand side.

1 comment:

Gwen Bell said...

Gorgeous! Love the energy and the way you have blocked it in with the darkest dark.