Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pink and Exotic

Pink and Exotic, 7 x 5, SOLD
.
I have searched for a name for this sturdy little flower, but the closest I can find is that it may be in the Etlingera family. I know, not your common, household name. Some look a little like this, but many go another direction completely so I am not really sure about it. Not that I have to choose, but it's my favorite of the bouquet...

See more
Small Works

11 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

I like the way it defines itself on the shadow side and starts to lose itself on the light side. Lovely contrasting but harmonic pinks. A most unusual and arresting flower study.

Linda said...

I love this flower series. Just lovely.

m collier said...

Love this. Pretty sure this is a protea.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Laurel, I love all three of these paintings, the tropical flowers, the colors, the composition. Gorgeous!

sara said...

I love this painting, actually all three of these
flower paintings! The colors and compositions are gorgeous! Luscious!

LindaHunt said...

I appreciate your work very much and have just recently found your blog. Wish I lived closer I would love to take your classes. I looked through your site and find your landscapes to be breathtakingly beautiful. The flower paintings are so delicate and sensitive. Just lovely!

Marian Fortunati said...

This is wonderful!!!!
It almost looks like a thistle before the little flower thing opens... or an artichoke...

Whatever it is... it's pretty.

Tracey Mardon said...

Linda Hunt said it beautifully Laurel. I love the grayed of pinks and greens,some of my favorite colours!

Sally Dean said...

Your paintings inspire me- i have given you the SUNSHINE AWARD!

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Laurel, these are beautiful flower paintings, such clear colors and confident strokes! Something different for you and it works. Will you paint more flowers I wonder?
Joan

Lisa said...

I have enjoyed these florals. This looks like the national flower of s. africa; the Protea.