Thursday, June 09, 2011

More of my Purple Coneflowers - Butterflies and all

9" x 12" Arches 140#CP

My purple coneflowers are running riot over my garden! This year, there are even more white petaled ones than last year, and even the reds (tomoato soup) have reproduced! The butterflies are busy pollinating the flowers, which means even more echinacea next year! What surprises me most is how tall they are. They reach over my head (over 5'!!) - and I can get lost among them -- wow!!!

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4 comments:

Lorraine said...

The flowers and butterfly are gorgeous and so well done and oh how I love that foreground balanced with the white at top. That is such a beautiful way to not only show the stems but also flow the background. I really love this new technique of yours and the soft colors!

Stay cool.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Joan T said...

Gorgeous!!!! Your flowers are amazing. Excellent background and subtle blending of colors!!! Bravo!!

Teri C said...

Oh oh , another for my favorite paintings of yours. LOVE these coneflowers. Your garden must be awesome.

Katiejane said...

Such a beautiful painting! I love the muted, dreamy background and how the flowers seem to jump off the page.