Friday, March 9, 2012

Hand's First Flower

"Hand's First Flower", 2012

16" x 12", oil on canvasboard

A hand cracks through the parched surface of a faraway desert landscape, and a flower blooms from the index finger. No big deal, but the flower I chose for my latest painting is that of the Desert Rose.

The Desert Rose, or Adenium obesum, is interesting for its unusual, thick caudex. They can be grown in a pot and make great bonsai plants. This concludes your weekly fun plant facts post.

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