Yes, we do have some very interesting greenery here - this is the tropics after all! But temperate climates also have very beautiful flowers - just think of all the lovely tulips, rhododentron, magnolias iris etc. etc. etc. you get in springtime.... and which I'm missing.
I don't think my garlic vine has anything to do with the garlic you use for cooking. The real garlic is a bulb and grows in the soil, like onions, while this one is a purely ornamental vine.
Yeah, I am originally from S. Texas the heat keeps everything but the cacti & the mesquite from doing well (unless it is irrigated/watered a lot) so all those flowers tulips, irises, magnolias, rhododendrons that grow in the temperate zone are new & fascinating to me as well...as are the ones that grow in your area. The difference being that I have seen those flowers but have never encountered yours. You do a beautiful job representing the flora in your area.
I just noticed in your description "Arches 600g CP" are you sure it's 600grs? For, mine is Arches 640g CP. Not that I'm trying to nitpick, I just wonder if Arches has 600gr aside from 640g...Just wonder...And how do you like the paper? I cannot tell much, since I use less water.
Oh, I'm sure you are right - then it must be 640 g. I really don't remember. I only bought one sheet and there wasn't any sticker or such with the exact weight.
Can't say I'm too crazy about it. I mean it "paints" just the way as the 300 g, so for me it's really just unnecessary expense and I'll stick to my usual 300 g.
No, I don't have a garlic vine in my garden here but in Singapore I did, and there's a house a little way down my street here that has one, too.
The one in the painting, however, was growing on Malapascua Island.
That's wonderful ! Wow, you are a good worker. Did you enjoy doing this painting or do you find it's still a challenge to do something like that?
The flowers remind me a bit of petunias...never heard of a garlic vine. Well done!
Thanks a lot for compliments and - I'm very happy you like it!
Sure, I had great fun doing this, but then I always have fun painting... otherwise I wouldn't do it!
As for being a challenge - well, isn't every painting - or any artwork, come to that?
Hi Pat, thanks for your reply to my question! I don't know if every painting is a challenge. Some seem to just paint themselves. I think watercolours are more challenging, at least for me. I guess most people who paint in watercolour will learn a lot from making a lot of mistakes at first. It's good to have a challenge. If it was too easy, it wouldn't be as much fun.
Glad you like it!
To tell you the truth.... I was sort of counting on you to tell me the official/ botanical name of this vine.
I only know it as "garlic vine" - that's what they called it in Singapore, and that's what they call it here.