Flor 500

Flaxleaf False Foxglove
Flaxleaf False Foxglove

But, more specifically Flor 358Flaxleaf False Foxglove (Agalinis linifolia)


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The wildflower that I painted as part of a special project:

“Five hundred Florida artists are sought to create art for FLOR500, a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013.”

If you are a Florida artist this project is still open until December 2013.

Photo reference credit is due, Jeffrey S. Pippen, http://www.jeffpippen.com/ who allowed me to use his photograph for my painting of the false foxglove flower.

Pastels seemed to be the right medium for this soft looking flower. Starting with a watercolor underpainting on Wallis sanded museum paper, pastels were applied in several layers without blending to achieve a painterly look.