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Val

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Reply #300 on: March 18, 2017, 02:20:08 AM
Thanks Mea, I think it is more commonly known as the 'Bird Of Paradise' in Canada as well, except for the horticulturalists, they always referred to it as Strelitzia.  :D
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Reply #301 on: March 18, 2017, 10:11:27 AM
Annie and Val, 2 lovely paintings, each in a different style. Great work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #302 on: March 18, 2017, 07:11:44 PM
Thank you Dennis.

Yes Val, I also knew this flower as bird of paradise... not that I ever saw one in Canada.  Few years ago I saw a bunch of them in South California at a red light,  just there by the side of the road.  I got so excited I got out of the car to take photos and was welcome by many tuting horns.  I could not help it.  Never touch them, so this was a difgicult painting.  So little frame of reference.

Val your painting is great, much better balance betwen the background and the flower itself.
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Reply #303 on: March 19, 2017, 04:14:47 PM
Very nice work, Annie and Val!
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Reply #304 on: March 19, 2017, 08:46:00 PM
 :thankyou: Steve  :flowers:
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Reply #305 on: March 20, 2017, 05:02:58 AM
Annie, the only bird of paradise i ever saw in Canada was from a florist. Seeing them grow wild down here is such a pleasure.

My painting only turned out as it did thanks to Dennis and his steadfast  :knuppel2: !  Just kidding, excellent teaching methods.  O0
Cheers, Val

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