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Friday, April 27, 2012

Flower Painting

The Floral Painting is Nearing Completion

Flower painting detail by Pamela Hunt Lee

The stamen and pistils have been added to the Hibiscus flowers.   You know, the fancy looking part that comes out of the center of the flower.

Flower painting detail.  Artist:  Pamela Hunt Lee

The principal purpose of a flower is to reproduce.  Without getting too technical, the stamen is the male reproductive system of a plant, while the pistil is the female reproductive system.    And then there is the pollen...

These little parts, stamen and pistil,  will attract a pollinator (such as a bee) who will pick up the pollen and distribute it to another flower so the the reproductive process can take place.

After successful pollination seeds will form and voila, the ability to create a new plant.

I have presented this in a very simplistic format, the process is a bit more complicated than this, but you get the idea.  Is it a wonder this part of the flower is attractive and flamboyant? Fun to paint too.

It's down to the details, some additional shading and shadow work to create more depth .  Check back Monday to see more, and perhaps the completed painting!

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1 comment:

  1. Some pretty designs alright. Doing the painting yourselves is more fun but a good place for ideas for more design is this
    site of, that I use to help with my wall decorations.

    You can browse for a painting like this The tree, by 20th century Czech artist, Frantisek Kupka, for example,
    , that can be ordered on line and delivered to you.