Saturday, January 26, 2013

More Morning Glories

Here's another botanical study of my favorite flowers. The genus name of the morning glory is "Ipomoea," which means "worm-like" in Greek. That aptly describes the twining tendrils of this plant which will climb quickly up any support unless the landlord's maintenance men cut your precious vines down. This precise botanical study was done on commission for a garden-loving client who liked my portraits of plants and flowers. I hope someday to grow "Heavenly Blue" ipomoea plants again.

Ink and watercolor on Arches paper, about 9" x 12", mid - 1980s.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Lovely! Again, I love morning glories, always have. We used to have them wild around when I was a kid and moon flowers as well!