Thursday, November 24, 2011

Big Leaf Magnolia

This beautiful magnolia has grown up outside our back porch since we moved here in 1996. I have painted it at various times, usually the flower, but the tree itself is beautiful, curvy. A real southern princess, the leaves reach up to 24 inches long and the bloom is dinner plate size with a red round seed pod the size of a mackintosh apple. This autumn while waiting for Amy and Dinesh to come in Nov we had the house painted and I painted with them. This is one painting the other painting is of the side yard looking toward the Leita Thomson Trail. this is a small 10 x 8 painting as it is a plein air. The tree was dramatically backed by the sourwood (?) which turns a beautiful red, pink and burgundy colors. This is one of my favorite paintings.
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