Thursday, July 28, 2011

Strange beauty

We bought a bouquet of these at the market today. I painted one last year - they're called cockscomb and a bunch of them together look like a furry brain. How can you not be intrigued by a plant that look like fur! Nature is pretty cool.
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)




3 comments:

Sandra said...

Wow - these are really strange looking flowers! And really beautifully painted :0)

martinealison said...

La toute première fois que j'avais acheté ce type de fleurs sur le marché de Saint-Tropez, j'étais troublée et fascinée par leur forme et leur texture...
Un beau challenge que de l'avoir peint. Un beau rendu.
Gros bisous.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Fascinating - I never ever thought to paint them, but love their lovely velvet maze-like flower! You've taken it and done a fabulous job - it really shouts "Celosia" (although I'm sure I'm spelling that wrong!).