4.000 x 4.000 inches
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Painting - Watercolor And Ink
The name of this painting is Leggy Gerber. It is an illustrative style watercolor painting with ink of a orange Gerbera flower that has gone wild. In this one I first drew the subject in pencil, then painted it, then followed it up with ink to emphasize the areas I chose. . . . . . . . . . . .While research the Gerbera I found out that they are the fifth most popular flower in the world. It does not surprise me with the bright and vibrant colors they grow in they are very cheerful to view and have a personality about themselves. . . . . . . . . . . Much like a sunflower, the gerbera daisies have a large flowering head, without the large center of black seeds of course. They were discovered in 1884 in South Africa, by Scotsman Robert Jameson. While the flower's scientific name, Gerbera jamesonii, recollects the name of its founder, the meaning of its common name draws from German naturalist Traugott Gerber. Breeding programs that began in England in 1890 enhanced the flower's quality and color variations. The gerbera daisy's popularity soon traveled to growers in the Netherlands which, along with Columbia, is the primary distributor of the flower's cut version today. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gerbera daisies shares the same meanings as its cousins in the general daisy family of innocence and purity. However, the gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which stems from the assortment of colors available. (Information about Gerbera Daisies is from http://www.proflowers.com/guide/history-and-meaning-or-garbera-daisies.)
February 4th, 2013
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