Friday, March 27, 2009

Lingering Beautyberries


Lingering Beautyberries, 6 x 6, SOLD

Beautyberry bushes are so intriguing. All summer they just look like green shrubs, pretty, but background sort of plants. Then, the surprise. They push out these wonderful wringlets of purple berries on every branch. The color seems almost unnatural with it's other-worldly hue. These berries hung on all winter and look so beautiful with the new spring growth. We won't see them again until fall.
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5 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

a superb painting of a plant with a gorgeous name. I am always intrigued when you talk about bushes, trees and flowers that we can't grow here because of the cold.

XOXOBarbara

Jala Pfaff said...

You certainly have some interesting flora where you live. I've never heard of all these things you have growing around your yard...

It's funny for me to see this lovely little painting, because the one I did tonight (cherry blossoms, to be posted probably tomorrow, after I photograph it) is a bit similar in composition.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Laurel, I left an award for you on my blog.

Dean H. said...

Hi, Laurel...I found your beautiful blog via Carol Schiff's site. I'm really glad I popped in! Gorgeous oils...love how you handle the paint!
I'll be back.

Dar Presto said...

I have two Callicarpa dichotoma because I love looking at those berries. You've done a great job presenting their wonderful color and habit.