Take Time to Spell The Flowers

Watercolor on canvas - 30″ x 30″

This showy display was created during my participation in an ‘Alphabet Challenge’ with a number of fellow artists.  The challenge was to create a painting every day for 26 consecutive days: each painting would correspond to a letter of the alphabet, advancing each day in alphabetical order.

At the end of each day, we posted the piece for the group to view.  In addition to being a stretch for me as an artist (watercolor can be a slow medium requiring patience), it was also an opportunity to paint blooms that I haven’t painted in the past and in some cases hadn’t even heard of prior to the exercise.

See if you can name all of the flowers!  Hint: They are presented in alphabetical order!!!
  • Agave
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Clematis
  • Dahlia
  • Echinacea
  • Fuschia
  • Geranium
  • Hibiscus
  • Iris
  • Jonquil
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lily
  • Marigold
  • Nasturtium
  • Orchid
  • Poppy
  • Quince
  • Rosebud
  • Sunflower
  • Tulip
  • Uvularia Grandiflora
  • Viola
  • Water lily
  • Xeranthemum
  • Yellow Rose (artistic license)
  • Zinnia

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