Another painting shipped off to a good home... what more can a painter ask for? I know she will be well cared for and loved.
Gloxinias were discovered in Columbia and Venezuela in 1739.
A relative of the African Violet family it prefers similar growing conditions, so when your gloxinia plant stops flowering, just be patient, it will soon be flowering again. If you have a green thumb with violets, you probably will have good luck with a gloxinia. Velvety bell shaped flowers with scalloped edges, and broad fuzzy green foliage add up to the unique characteristics of this luxurious plant. The blooms are gorgeous... I found myself compelled to touch them... they feel like a swatch of fine velvet fabric.
12x12 oil on canvas.