Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blooming Hearts

Blooming Hearts
11x14"

I've been teaching a Funky Florals in Watercolor class the past few weeks. The concept is to paint unusual florals. We spent a few weeks painting the above painting. It is of artichokes in bloom. 
The artichoke is usually picked to be eaten before it goes into bloom. Once it does bloom, the leaves start to harden and it becomes inedible because of this. The artichoke is native to the Mediterranean and are also seen along the West Coast of Canada and the US. 


8 comments:

Lorraine Brown said...

Very nice Leslie, I love finding unusual plants for subjects too, this would have been fun for your class

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Lorraine, I find unusual plants so much more interesting to paint. Maybe it's the intrigue from my viewers that make it this way.

hmuxo said...

This is so beautiful, Leslie!
Unique....Love the colors...

Studio at the Farm said...

Oh, I love this, Leslie! And you must excuse my mistake - I thought when I first saw it [small version] I thought it was thistles. :)
Kathryn XX

Meera Rao said...

Very beautiful -,I love the colors and mood!

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Hilda, Kathryn, and Meera. Kathryn, they do so look like thistles. I guess that is why I like them also. They remind me of cute Eeyore:)

INA JACOBSEN said...

Preciosa pintura.

The Happy Retiree said...

Hi Leslie,
I am registered for the Funky Florals workshop this week-end at Monterey.

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