Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Pride of Madiera"

"Pride of Madiera"
Soft Pastel on Sandpaper
16" x 16"
Beautiful stalks of lavendar/blue are springing up all around my neighborhood. This is the time of year the "Pride of Madeira" come to life. Botanically known as Echium Fastuosum, these beautiful spires are attractive to bees and butterflys. Perfect for a drought tolerant garden, these evergreens bloom in late spring, early and mid summer. My hillsides are covered with them, and on a recent walk, one of my neighbors decided she would like a painting of them for her home. Thank you Sherry...this was a fun project!

If ever you are inspired by something you see, and would like a custom painting for your home, drop me an email and a photo. I always love a challenge :)

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