New Pastel Painting: Amaranth in the Gardens at Hollandia

New Pastel Painting: Amaranth in the Gardens at Hollandia
Amaranth in the Gardens at Hollandia (pastel) by Polly Castor

Amaranth in the Gardens at Hollandia (pastel) by Polly Castor

The gardens here locally at Hollandia nursery are amazing. I have always wanted to paint them. Here I was particularly interested in the amaranth, whose shape was so distinctive and different from all the other flowers. I was also intrigued by the way the flowers were banked like strata in rocks, each with their variegated hue and texture.

See the entire 20″x26″ new pastel work above, and look below for some close up details. Click here for prints or merchandise with this artwork on it (pouches, tote bags, cards, or phone cases anyone?) and of course the original is available for sale as well. Contact me if interested.

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I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

2 Comments

  1. Sandi 1 month ago

    Love this!

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  1. […] early morning light to admire their amaranth. Recently I completed a painting of last year’s Amaranth in the Gardens of Hollandia, and it was fun to see that this year they have more of them than anything. In this post are the […]

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