Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A painting of South Africa’s national flower, the King Protea. Its small size makes it perfect for small and limited spaces or to complete any wall art grouping. The King Protea Flower painting is composed on gallery wrap stretched canvas, it does not require a frame before display. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.
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I love flowers! I like painting them too, especially closeup and bathed in the warm sunlight. I’m always on the lookout for a beautiful flower to paint, and the King Protea flower is certainly one that inspires me. Its large beautiful blossom made it a perfect subject for this flower painting.
About The King Protea Flower
The King Protea (pronounced “prō – dē – a”) became the national flower of South Africa in 1976. This plant, named after Proteus, a Greek god who could change his form at will, is one of the oldest flowering plants on earth, dating back 300 million years. There are many varieties of protea, which can be found in South Africa, Australia, Asia, and parts of South America.
King Proteas, whose blossom resembles an artichoke, is the largest member of the protea family. They can grow as large as 3-4 feet tall with flowers 8-10 inches in diameter. The blossom has a substantial white fuzzy center with pointy pink or white petals surrounding the center, along with leathery green petals that cradle the large, heavy blossom and a thick stem that supports it.
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UPDATED: 11 July 2021