My (Alexandra Cook aka Linandara) daily art activity

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Elecampane (Inula Helenium) Flowers

Elecampane (Inula Helenium) Flowers by Alexandra Cook
Elecampane (Inula Helenium) Flowers by Alexandra Cook

 An outdoor watercolor, ink pens and pencils painting of daisy-like yellow flowers of Elecampane, also called Horse-heal (Inula helenium) or Marchalan (in Welsh). Done on a sunny August day in my mother garden in Russia. If you look carefully you may notice a brown butterfly, sitting on one of the flowers. The size of the original painting is approximately 12 x 8.5 inches, on sale here: 

In the summer 2009 we had incredible amount of butterflies near Moscow. I've been watching them landing on theese lovely (although wild and invasive) flowers for hours.

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