12 x 9
Pastel on Wallis Sanded Belgian Mist
Mountain Laurel flowers smell like Grape Bubble Gum. When the flowers are finished blooming, a seed pod forms. My nephew pointed out to me that when we were little, we called it the "Cat Poop Bush" - because the seed pods look like cat poop. Inside, the seeds are red - and tough as nails. If you want to plant a seed to grow Mountain Laurel, you have to catch them "young" before they are too hard and nick the coating before planting.
Anyway- I enjoyed creating an image of the Mountain Laurel blossom. The plant has very rich dark green leaves that just create a sense of coolness. I wanted this painting to convey that sense. I hope you enjoy "Purplicious" - my play on "Bubblicious" bubble gum.
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