Monday, August 16, 2010

Raspberry Hollyhocks

I am doing a series of hollyhocks.  Our neighbourhood is older, with lots of quaint homes from the early 1900's, and these older homes usually have a grouping or two of hollyhocks growing somewhere.  I read that the flowers are edible, wouldn't that be a colourful addition to a salad!  I wonder if the raspberry hollyhocks taste like raspberries?

Enjoy...


NFS
12x12 oil on canvas.


6 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Kim, Love your hollyhock paintings and your research is fascinating! I had no idea ANY flower could grow that tall!! I also really enjoyed your facts about peas. Very interesting blog with excellent artwork.

Pam Holnback said...

Love this one, too! Our yard is filled w/ hollyhocks right now. They are one of my favorites! Great depth in these.

Colleen Sanchez Art Works said...

Your paintings are so expressive, I really enjoy viewing them.

Melanie Rawlings said...

I realy like your outlook on art and could'nt agree with you more.
The red is so vivid.

Susan E. Roden said...

(I just adjusted my settings so hope we link well.)

Plus I love your hollyhock series! So dramatic with your cropping.

mary maxam said...

hollyhocks are some of my favorites, and I love the depth of color in these