Sharon Field
Protea

Protea

Watercolour 2010

Originally from South Africa, the Protea has become a favourite garden and cut flower in Australia. There is such variety in the flowers and leaves in their colour, shape and aspect.

I particularly liked this flower for the unusual combination of pink and yellow in the petals and on the stem, and the beautiful patterns in the flower bud. The leaves are never dull with their twists and turns and reflected colours from the flower.

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