Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6–4 metres (2–13 ft). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7–16 centimetres (2.8–6.3 in) in length. The colored bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colors, but are actually leaves. The colors of the bracts are created through photoperiodism, meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change color. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest color.
The flowers of the poinsettia are unassuming and do not attract pollinators. They are grouped within small yellow structures found in the center of each leaf bunch, and are called cyathia.Posted on November 12, 2019. Share on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
I found these trucks on Rt 66 on our way to Colorado. I thought they would make a great painting and they did. The painting measures 16″x 20″ and is framed as you see it. The frame is quite heavy. They won a blue ribbon in an art show at Gallery By the Lake recently.
This lioness was done as part of a challenge for Daily Paint-works. I love how she came out. She is done with oils and on a 8″x 10″ canvas panel. I thought she would look good with a greenish blue background. She is available for purchase.