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Blue gentian

Sunbathing

Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"


The columbine is in the genus Aquilegia, which comes from the latin word for Eagle, since whoever named it decided the petals look like eagle claws.  I like the common name, which comes from the latin word for dove, much better, and find the daintiness of dove much more fitting.


Interestingly, this painting was stolen from an exhibit. Perhaps this fun fact means that I’m on my way to fame and fortune as an artist. Perhaps…