Friday, April 17, 2009

Ode to Ranunculus!

tangerine ranunculus
from alt_prospettiva's flickr stream

The painting is pretty slow these days because I have been working so much at the flower shop! It is prom and wedding season and we have been busy making corsages and boutonnieres.  We actually had a lot of ranunculus in the shop this week, which happens to be my favorite flower :) Aren't they beautiful?!  I could just eat them.  Anyway, they are very inspiring and I should do some ranunculus paintings don't you think? So I apologize that I don't have a new painting for you, but I offer you a delicious flower photo instead!  

Also, side note, we just upgraded our camera so I can take (hopefully) inspiring and paintable photos like the one above! I haven't had a chance to play with it yet... maybe this weekend... 


3 comments:

The Mackeys said...

what kind of camera did you end up getting?

Elizabeth Messer said...

They ARE beautiful, but boy, what a name! "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"....but Anne of Green Gables says that no, a rose would not be itself if named "cabbage." In the case of the rununculus...or however you spell it...it is beautiful despite its name!

Leia Brown said...

We got a Canon Powershot Digital Elph... it's great... it is such an improvement on our old camera. It's amazing how fast they are outdated.

And yes, Liz, it is a weird name for a flower... I wonder who came up with it... but they are beauties nonetheless.