Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hibiscus - Challenge

Hibiscus - Challenge by linfrye
Hibiscus - Challenge, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

I FINALLY got a chance to paint my OWN challenge! LOL ( These hibiscus were spotted on a recent visit to Montrose Gardens. My own hibiscus are long gone, but several weeks ago, these pretties were gracing the incredible historic garden in HIllsborough, NC - along with salvias, caster beans, lycoris, helianthus and rudbeckias. The gardens today are wearing their fall wardrobe - and while the blossoms have faded, leaves and berries have taken center stage ....

We're off on another tour - one of the last for our season .... and probably one of the last warm days. Winter is nipping at our mornings, warning us of its coming arrival....

Hope your day is grand!


Lorraine said...

Well I thought you had outdone yourself yesterday but oh my goodness Lin, this is just incredible. I love the soft colors and the yellow light on the right. But oh those flowers -- perfect, absolutely perfect. You just keep getting better and better and better. What a pure delight today.

Joan T said...

Lovely job on the white petals!!!! This is beautiful!

Enjoy your day!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Beautiful job on the white petals. Very difficult to accomplish with watercolor. Excellent.

Quick question about flicker, are those photos of places and etc. free for artist to work from? I get so much info from you blog.

All the best to you,