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Carol Woodin

Carol Woodin's Thoughts on Cobaea scandens, 2011

I found it growing over the archway into the Quito Botanical Garden in Quito, Ecuador, the color stopped me in my tracks. It was a massive plant with numerous fruits and flowers. The flower starts out whitish and as it ripens it becomes more and more blue-violet. I also love the beefy stamens and elegant, twisty stems. Lots of music in that plant! Someday I hope to paint a large version with fruits and flowers.

Took 80-100 hours to paint, lots of minute hairs and details in leaves and petals. Common name: Cathedral Bells, Cup and Saucer Vine.

-- Carol Woodin, June 2011