Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A depiction of South Africa’s national flower. It’s miniature size makes it the perfect for small and limited spaces or to complete any wall art grouping. This painting is composed on gallery wrap canvas allowing the artist to paint the edges of the painting. It does not require a frame for hanging.
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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 look out for a beautiful flower to paint and the King Protea is certainly one that inspires me.
About King Proteas
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, who’s blossom resembles an artichoke, are 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 huge 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 which supports it.
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UPDATED: 29 November 2020