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!
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!
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.
I have no idea what the flowers are, but the paintings are beautiful! Really like the striking, 'top-down' compositions.
I did a search on the Clarkia and it looks like Kris is the winner!http://www.robsplants.com/plants/ClarkAmoen.php
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!
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. : )
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!!!
yep, these are Clarkia amoena, which you will also see called godetia. Very easy to grow from seed here in California.
Wonderful viewpoint on this one! And as always, your economy with the brush is great!
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