Echinacea

Echinacea:  E. purpurea americanum

This composition of an Echinacea plant, also known as Coneflower, was painted in water colour. This hardy, showy mid Summer flowering perennial blooms with pink-mauve daisy-like drooping petals. The double helix cone, tipped in a rust colour, demonstrates the painting challenges it presents for the artist.

Portions of the leaves demonstrate where insects have been ingesting the growth, which also provides further visual interest.

 

 

 

 

1148 Echonesia

 

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