This is a pitcher plant, called that because it is shaped like a pitcher. An insect is attracted by a rather rank smell and lands on the lip, and slides down a very slick inner surface where enzymes at the bottom “Stomach!” digest it. This provides the plant with needed nitrogen and phosphorus. Sarracenia have been used for medicinal purposes (but don’t try this at home!) To read an article I wrote about carnivorous plants, go to The Breeze, Magazine of the Low Country, South Carolina (February 2020).
The Venus Flytrap is not a pitcher plant, but it is a carnivorous plant! It eats one or two insects a week. These strange carnivorous plants are found in South Carolina and some other states. The Breeze, Magazine of the Lowcountry has published an article by me about carnivorous plants. It is illustrated with photos and four of my paintings. If you would would like to read it, go to lowcountrybreeze.com.
This is a carnivorous pitcher plant. The Breeze, Magazine of the Lowcountry, South Carolina, has published an article by me on carnivorous plants and included four of my paintings in the February 2020 edition. . To see this edition, go tolowcountrybreeze.com
Green granny apples seemed to call for purple flowers, so that is what I painted! You can see more of my floral paintings by clicking here.
I have so enjoyed my small zinnia garden in a corner of our front yard! I planted a small package of mixed zinnias last year and decided to paint these orange ones which were the last ones blooming before frost. It is too early for zinnias this year, but I do hope to have them! This painting is on stretched canvas and is 10 x 8. Click here for further information.
This acrylic panel painting is 10 x 8 . The flowers are indicated in broad brush strokes. Click here for more information.
This is a 10 x 8 panel with heavy textures and a very “painterly” approach to hydrangeas. If you would like more information, click here.