Friday, March 04, 2011

Swamp Hibiscus

image This past holiday season I wanted to give a few of the ladies from an 18th century reenactment group small handmade gifts. I  chose tiny paintings in tiny frames:

For the dynamic Miss Annie I chose a brilliant Scarlet Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) flower. This species was identified by botanist Thomas Walter (1740-1789).

3x3 inches on plate Bristol board. Watercolor gouache and ink. 2010

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