Original watercolor 12x12"professionally matted with archival materials. 16x16" total size with frame.
Please Note, shipping after July 4th:
This piece is being shown at the Mutualism exhibit at the Biscayne Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center from April 13rd to July 4th. It will ship the week of July 4th.
About the painting:
2020. The third and final garden illustration, featuring native plants for Miami (zone 10) is for the educational publication by Bound by Beauty (coming soon) @theboundbybeautyproject Their goal is to provide resources for Miami gardeners to choose native plants! These paintings are meant to approximate what these plant pairings could look like. Plant native, save species!
This garden features blue, purple and yellow flowers (sunny and dry locations)
Woolly Tea Bush (Melochia Tomentosa) (back)
Lantana Involucrata (waaaay back right)
Lantana Depressa (yellow flowers)
Beach Ageratum (Ageratum maritimum) (Middle front purple)
Thickleaf Wild Petunia (Ruellia succulents) (right front bluish)
This illustration also features limestone, pinecones, and pine needles which are a nod to the pine rocklands and Rockland hammocks that are unique to this area. For wildlife I added small grey butterflies that could be hairstreaks or blues (maybe even the endangered ones!) the common monarch, the less-than-common spot-breasted oriole, and some tiger beetles racing around on the sand to eat ants! (A nod to the endangered Miami Tiger Beetle that is currently only existing in the Richmond Pine Rocklands)
Miami Garden: Blue, Purple, Yellow, Sunny, Dry, framed original watercolor
Original watercolor painting on Fabriano Artistico 300lb cold press natural paper (a warm white)
Matted and framed at Atlantik Art and Framing in Boca Raton
UV protection, non-glare museum glass
Wire hanger on back