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    Oregon Rhododenrons

    another experiment with tracing images and multiple layers to take a photograph into a more painterly expression of the image. I hope you enjoy this.
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    Lovely

    We have so many rhododendrons here in the mountains. One of my favorite flowers and this is nicely done.

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    thanks Marilyn Anne, I am quite pleased you liked this as you do so many splendid floral paintings...I consider you my expert on the subject.

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    What a beautiful painting - how lucky you are to have these flowers growing in your area. I have seen hybridised rhododendrons growing in Ireland where they are causing massive problems choking out native plants.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27882358
    June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    What a beautiful painting - how lucky you are to have these flowers growing in your area. I have seen hybridised rhododendrons growing in Ireland where they are causing massive problems choking out native plants.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27882358
    Thanks June!, a very interesting article! it is amazing that they have gone wild and taken over the landscape in Ireland, not a problem in Oregon where they grow in the shade of giant fir trees and not thickly, but take a plant and introduce it in a foreign place and all heck breaks out. We had a similar issue with Scotch Broom here, a not native plant used by the Highway department to plant along the freeways, they require little water and have thick bright yellow blossoms but now they are taking over everywhere and choking out the native grasses and other plants... will we never learn ?

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    Not only pretty flowers - how about these ugly fellows!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_toads_in_Australia

    Edit: just checked ad Scotch Broom is a problem here too.
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    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
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    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    What a marvel You got once more. Certainly not a usual and ordinary floral painting!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    And Kudzo here

    Quote Originally Posted by gxhpainter View Post
    Thanks June!, a very interesting article! it is amazing that they have gone wild and taken over the landscape in Ireland, not a problem in Oregon where they grow in the shade of giant fir trees and not thickly, but take a plant and introduce it in a foreign place and all heck breaks out. We had a similar issue with Scotch Broom here, a not native plant used by the Highway department to plant along the freeways, they require little water and have thick bright yellow blossoms but now they are taking over everywhere and choking out the native grasses and other plants... will we never learn ?
    They have goats trained to go out and eat the kudzo. It kills everything it covers.

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    What a nice thing to say!

    Quote Originally Posted by gxhpainter View Post
    thanks Marilyn Anne, I am quite pleased you liked this as you do so many splendid floral paintings...I consider you my expert on the subject.
    Thank you. I have always been a fan of your work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    What a marvel You got once more. Certainly not a usual and ordinary floral painting!
    Thanks dear friend, I know you are not a huge fan of floral paintings, so your appreciation means just that much more. I am quite pleased with the outcome on this work as well. I have some ideas about integrating photo work like this with my abstract brush and color work...so I am out today on a photo safari to gather some source material...

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Anne View Post
    They have goats trained to go out and eat the kudzo. It kills everything it covers.
    I have heard about kudzu and how it is blanketing all the forests and killing them, quite a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Anne View Post
    Thank you. I have always been a fan of your work!
    your very welcome Marilyn Anne, I have long appreciated your comments and following of my work.. it is most encouraging for me.

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