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Monday, February 16, 2015

Contemporary Art Works by Theresa - Snowdrop Flower

Snowdrop Flower


(on Arches Hot Press Watercolor paper - 140 lb)


The Snow Drop flower is formally known as Galanthus, Greek for milk flower.  These are perennials which grow from bulbs.  Each bulb generally produces just two or three linear leaves and an erect, leafless flowering stalk.  They flower between January and April in the northern temperatures.  There are a number of gorgeous Snow Drop gardens in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  The short story "The Snowdrop" by Hans Christian Andersen follows the fate of a snowdrop from a bulb striving towards the light to a picked flower placed in a book of poetry.   

(I painted this as part of a tutorial with Anna Mason from Watercolours With WOW).

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