Helleborus niger, Lenten or Christmas Rose
This early bloomer is one of my favorites. I recently finished two oil paintings of this lovely flower called "Winter Jewel" and "Delirious". These photographs were taken in preparation for the paintings, which took over six weeks to complete. I was happy to have reference photographs. The flowers fade to a dusty pink and then to a muddy green.
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Both paintings will be exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum. For details click
© Eva-Maria Ruhl