Friday, October 2, 2009

Finishing up and A Botany Question



I've been spending the past few days whooping it up in my studio... finishing the unfinished. Here are my honey and I in San Francisco about 5 months before we were married. I'd wanted to give it to him in June. Didn't happen :) There are 2 others being 'wrapped up' as well. These are larger paintings on canvas that I'll probably keep.
Does anyone know the name of this 'flower'? I bought it at a little market with fresh cut stems... the girl said is was called (and I spell phonetically) ''Pressia". (I did a search and didn't find anything) Anybody??? I'd love to learn more about it. It's quite large and the zig-zag leaves are so unusual! (planning on drawing/painting it)
Happy Friday everyone.
PS I've updated the etsy shop and will add a few more prints Saturday... check it out here!

4 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

That is a Protea.
A King Protea, I think.

And the Sunrise Protea Farm on Maui with ship you a protea wreath that will last a lifetime.
http://www.sunriseprotea.com/

Jeane said...

yikes, that's ann amazing flower! sounds like you have the answer to your question - have a great weekend :)

tangled sky studio said...

i love the golden gate bridge, don't you? it's just such an amazing piece of architecture and the color is glorious. anyways, the painting looks amazing so far and i'm sure it will be much loved once completed.
have a great weekend,
beth

Magic Cochin said...

Looks like a Banksia (Protea leaves are a different shape) - they are Australian plants and look amazing growing along the roadsides in Western Australia.

The seed pods are amazing too - look around for one.

Celia