Kathy Lewis first fell in love with these Datura flowers at five in the morning, when she saw them growing beside a dirt road in the high desert of California, near the town of Joshua Tree. What a sight! Large, white trumpet-shaped blossoms on grey green leaves in the early morning sun created interesting shadows...a perfect picture to paint. She has since revisited these flowers often, to paint them in the light of different times of day. Kathy later found out that the Datura, or Jimson Weed, flower opens after dusk, and closes by mid-morning of the following day. Some of these paintings are of the Datura Moon Flower, which has a purple throat.
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Over 100 Watercolor and Oil Paintings of Flowers By Kathy Lewis