Thursday, December 8, 2011

Poinsettia -- 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 93/100

Poinsettia -- 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 93/100
6" x 6"  Oil
$80.00 + $10. s/h

HOLIDAY SALE  All paintings sold in December are 20% off my regular prices.

I love the tradition of poinsettia plants around the holidays.  They add such color to the house.  Some interesting facts about poinsettias, complements of Wikipedia:

  • Poinsettias are native to Mexico.
  • The Aztecs called the poinsettia Cuetlaxochitl. They made a reddish purple dye from the bracts.
  • Chile and Peru called the poinsettia the "Crown of the Andes."
  • Poinsettias are part of the Euphorbiaceae family. Many plants in this family ooze a milky sap.
  • Some people may have skin irritation from the milky sap
  • In nature, poinsettias are perennial flowering shrubs that can grow to ten feet tall.
  • The showy colored parts of poinsettias that most people think are the flowers are actually colored bracts (modified leaves).
  • Poinsettias are priced according to the number of blooms. The more blooms, the more expensive the plant.
  • The flowers or cyathia of the poinsettia are in the center of the colorful bracts.

I might re-photo this.  There's more contrast in the reds than shows here.


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This is beautiful ... when I first saw it I thought it was a photo. Great reds you've created. I love poinsettia's ... but as soon as I get them their life expectancy starts a count-down.

Lori Bonanni said...

I'm enjoying the beautiful colors of this poinsetta! You did a great job of their color!

martinealison said...

Les fleurs emblème de noël...
Magnifique travail des nuances de rouges...
gros bisous

Anonymous said...

Just plain old pretty, Pam!!

mary maxam said...

This glows wonderfully, really says Holiday!

Pam Holnback said...

Nancy, thank you so much! What a complement.

Thank you Lori. Reds are a never endless fun challenge. It's so easy to go too cool.

Merci Martine. Les rouges sont toujours un defi.

Sherry, Just a plain old thank you!

Thank you Mary. It is great to have the holiday as motivation!

Angela said...

Love the softness and the suggested beauty... Just plain a great job...

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Great post! Lovely painting!

hmuxo said...

Ahh! Tis the Season!!! Beautiful Poinsettia with gorgeous colors!!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Angela.

Diane, Thank you!

Thank you Hilda. Yes, Tis the season.