Today I’m sharing a primrose painting, photo, and poem I created. When I was on a field trip in early June, we saw a “field” of this plant in bloom near Crack in the Ground. Tufted evening-primrose, Oenothera caespitosa, usually only bloom at night but on that day, dark clouds filled the skies.
Here’s a watercolor I painted of the flowers.
And here’s the work in progress in my little studio space.
This is the close up photograph I took of these beautiful flowers near Crack in Ground. I’m growing evening-primrose in my landscaping and, so far, the always hungry resident mule deer have not discovered them. 🤞
Here is a Sijo poem about these remarkable flowers.
Awakened when the moon rises over the silent desert
Flowers in sandy soil open, shining like pale lanterns
Enchanting the world with intoxicating scent, until dawn breaks
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13 thoughts on “Primrose painting, photo, & Poem: First Friday Art”
What a beautiful post today. Your painting makes me smile. You have the sight and your poem tells us you also have the ear. Lovely!
Thanks, Suzy! Sometimes creativity comes easily. Those beautiful fragrant flowers inspired me. 😁
Nice tones! Both the subject and the painting are lovely.
Thanks so much, Christine! Yes, they are a lovely subject.
All three – painting, photo, poem – are wonderful, Siobhan!
Thanks, Becky! I love these unique desert flowers.
Beautiful poem and painting!🙂
Thank you! 😁
You have captured these flowers beautifully in your painting. Well done!
Thanks! It was fun to paint them.
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