Foxglove

The Foxglove Flower is native to western and southwestern Europe, western and central Asia and northwestern Africa. The scientific name means “finger-like” and refers to the ease with which a flower of Digitalis purpurea can be fitted over a human fingertip. The flowers are produced on a tall spike, are tubular, and vary in colour with species, from purple to pink, white, and yellow.  This biennial plant is often grown as an ornamental plant due to its vivid flowers which range in colour from various purple tints through various shades of light gray, and to purely white. The flowers can also possess various marks and spottings. Holbein watercolors on Fluid 100, 140# cold press watercolor paper.

2016-12-28-foxglove

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3 thoughts on “Foxglove

  1. Roger Robison January 1, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Wayne,

    I really like this painting of the foxglove. When I look at it I see the cold winter but far in the distance I can see the hope of spring.

    Beautiful, Thanks Wayne.

    Liked by 1 person

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