Friday, March 16, 2012

Purple Cones


One of my favorite perennials to photograph are Echinacea aka Cone-flowers.  Did you know there are 9 different species?  Incredible!

Back home, one could find these flowers everywhere.  Today, I decided to paint a few from a photo I took a few years back with my father - our last photo shoot together.  Sigh.

It's not completed yet, but I wanted to submit it for PPF this week.  I do hope you enjoy and as always, I look forward to your comments and feedback.

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39 comments

  1. so pretty, I love these as well, its lovely to have the photo with your Dad and these beautiful flowers.

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  2. delightful and I like the colors a lot.

    p.s. I like the stars in your header

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  3. love cone flowers, didn't know there were so many types, yours are beautiful!

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  4. Very lovely! Just in time for spring!

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  5. I love coneflowers, too. Your painting is gorgeous.

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  6. Very pretty painting. Happy PPF, x

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  7. This is very lovely even in its unfinished state. I love the energy you are beginning to put into your paint strokes.

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  8. This is really lovely. I love the energy you are beginning to put into each paint stroke.

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  9. beautiful flowers - thanks for sharing something so personal with us - is this the flower people use for medicine?

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  10. As spring arrives! purple colors are ideal.Saludos

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  11. Wonderful beginning to your cone flowers ~ Love the colors ^_^ ~~ thanks namaste, Carol ^_^

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  12. I love coneflowers, too!
    Your painting is a beautiful way to honor your father and your memories shooting photos with him. :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. I love these flowers and love growing them!
    Fresh painting!!

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  14. Love Echinacea! I usually drink echinacea tea or swallow pills when I am feverish. :))

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  15. I'm seeing lots of flowers this Friday. :) Great purple! It's my favorite. :)

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  16. Lovely painting, so vibrant!

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  17. Pretty - i like the colors!
    I love coneflowers, too - did not know there were so many varieties - i like the purple and white!
    happy ppf!

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  18. They are very pretty, didn't know they exist in 9 different variations.
    Happy St Patrick's Day

    Eva

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  19. Wow!! Totally beautiful Sophia and so very special of the connection to your dad! hugs
    Echin has to be one of my FAVE flowers..my sister and I have traded different species and share for our gardens..pure magic! Your blooms are uplifting and gorgeous ...and I so LOVE the immpressionist feel to this piece..dazzling!
    Victoria

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  20. Love the colors in your painting. Just Beautiful!!

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  21. Your flowers look so beautiful. I just love the wonderful color!!

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  22. Your watercolor is just lovely and it's so beautiful that you made it into a tribute to your dad! happy ppf late! :-)

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  23. Sophia, I love that purple; how vivid and vibrant! love your work!

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  24. I love your cone flowers, and this is one of my very favorite color palettes.

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  25. Are they really that color? How beautiful! I've never seen echinacea although I've heard of it many times as a cure for colds. You've got a nice memorabilia of your last photo shoot with your dad. Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  26. I know the painting isn't finished yet, but it's beautiful ;o) I hope you have got your prize in the mail, if not, I hope you get it soon ;o)

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  27. I love cone flowers and the colours in these are pretty wonderful.... cone flowers is a much nicer name than echinacea... and how lovely that it brings about thoughts of home and family...xx

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  28. Hello Sophia, I love coming here to visit you. Lovely big purple flowers and your teddy painting just under is adorable! Thanks for your kind comment over at dreamcolour. xx

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  29. Wow this is really beautiful. Love all the subtle color changes in the petals and background.

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  30. Are you doing Sunday Sketches today? hope all is well ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

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  31. Wondering if you are doing Sunday Sketches today? Hope all is well ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

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  32. Lovely sweet flowers, especially with the story that goes with them.

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  33. I have some in my garden - lovey and healthy! Yours is looking gorgeous so far!

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  34. I think your flowers are beautiful and a wonderful tribute to a special time spent with your dad.

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    1. Thanks, Ginny. It's been hard since father passed 5 months ago. I still have moments where it's hard to believe he's gone.

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  35. Pretty! I love those flowers too. Such pretty purple and I didn't know there were so many different kinds.

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