Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"Wide Open" - SOLD



Here is another painting from the same batch of flowers, and a photo below of the actual flowers. I got a lot of emails suggesting they are tulips or poppies. Maybe this photo will make it clearer ... anyone?

11 comments:

Melissa Mead said...

Hi Carol,

Please excuse me if this is rude but...there is no way your painting looks like a tulip or a poppy! I wish I new what they were! Your view of them is amazing and full of energy as always!

theresamillerwatercolors said...
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theresamillerwatercolors said...

After looking at the photos, they are definetly not tulips, like I suggested yesterday, hehe..

From what I see, these are called Dianthus (there are about 300 different varieties of diathus) and the most commom relative is the multi-petaled carnation. BTW, dianthus means "flower of God" in Greek. I did use my illustrated gardening book and I hope I am right....

Last, but not least, I love the beautiful work you have done with these flowers. Fantastic!

Kris Shanks said...

I don't think they're dianthus. They look more like Clarkia to me, probably "Farewell-to-spring", Clarkia amoena. Dianthus have five petals instead of four, and the cross shaped stigma is typical of Clarkia. They're lovely.

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

I have no idea what the flowers are, but the paintings are beautiful! Really like the striking, 'top-down' compositions.

Trish and Bonita said...

I did a search on the Clarkia and it looks like Kris is the winner!
http://www.robsplants.com/plants/ClarkAmoen.php

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

These look like something my florist calls "Gardisia', but I can't find anything under that name on Google - I buy them regularly - they come in a light pink, too.... so pretty~ And you did a beautiful job with them, Carol, as usual!

Carol Marine said...

Thanks you guys! It appears to be a Clarkia, after all. Here is a link http://www.wsu.edu/~lohr/wcl/ClarkiaFlwr.JPG. I'll post about it tonight in case you miss this comment. : )

Sue Furrow said...

I was going to suggest a Martha Washington geranium! but after seeing the comments about clarkia I'm wrong. You are a wonderful artist and I'm hoping to take one of your workshops someday !
Happy Holidays!!!

amystew said...

yep, these are Clarkia amoena, which you will also see called godetia. Very easy to grow from seed here in California.

VanDerHoekArt said...

Wonderful viewpoint on this one! And as always, your economy with the brush is great!