Monday, July 4, 2011

Amaryllis Bermuda Garden Pastel Sketchbook by Phyllis O'Shields Artist Contemporary Impressionism

Amaryllis growing in a  Bermuda Garden
Original Pastel from my Bermuda Sketchbook
9 x 12 inches
Phyllis O'Shields Artist Contemporary Impressionism
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One of the things I love to do while in Bermuda is to walk along streets of beautiful soft pink and pastel cottages.  The flowers  in these gardens are beyond compare.  Every variety of flowering bulbs have been brought to Bermuda from the residents original country of origin.  You can almost tell from the gardens where the residents originated from.
  Many of the studies that I post over the next week will be a surprise to you that these bulbs are growing on
display in Bermuda.  
These are quick studies some made on the spot, some I begin at the location and finish later
in the tea shop.
Please visit this site for beautiful photos of Bermuda and Pink Sand Beaches.
Bermuda of all areas that I have lived and spent extended  time painting retains the most British of culture in plants, gardens, foods and all cutoms.

Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to bloom. This can be accomplished indoors or out, and over an extended period of time. The amaryllis originated in South America's tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum. The large flowers and ease with which they can be brought to bloom make amaryllis popular and in demand worldwide. The amaryllis comes in many beautiful varieties including various shades of red, white, pink, salmon and orange. There are also many striped and multicolored varieties, usually combining shades of pink or red with white.

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