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Painting: Gloriosia Daisies & Painted Lady Butterflies, Florals & Through the Garden Gate Series © Paintings by Shirley Reade

Gloriosia Daisies & Painted Lady Butterflies ©


11" x 14" Original Acrylic on Canvas $350.00

Last summer I captured the sunshine and shadows on the flowers in my garden. Gloriosa Daisies, Rudbeckia hirta, also called the Black-eyed Susan, produce a large number of showy flowers over a long period. They have flowers up to 5 inches in diameter in a wide range of yellow, brown, mahogany and bicolor tones and combinations. They are splendid for garden display and for use as cut flowers.

Painted Lady Butterflies are found anywhere, especially flowery meadows, parks, and mountain tops. Despite its inability to overwinter in any stage above a certain undetermined latitude, the Painted Lady is perhaps the most widespread butterfly in the world, found throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and many islands, as well as in North America. Unlike the Monarch's annual round-trip outings, the movements of the Painted Lady are essentially one-way.

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Paintings: Florals & "Through the Garden Gate Series" ©