New oil paintings – Tropical collection

Hello friends! This summer I was very creative and managed to finish my first oil painting collection. I chose to create a tropical collection because summer inspires me the most and I love the fresh and vibrant colors of a tropical beach and rainforest. So, I will present you today, 5 oil painting that I created with all my heart.

  1. Plumeria dream – Is an impressionistic flower painting and represents the plumeria flowers. You may know this flower by the name Frangipani and it is native to Central America. Is one of my favorite tropical flower and the one that inspired the entire collection. I wanted to paint this flower because is unique, delicate and interesting. I wrote an article about this beautiful flower some time ago, if you want, you can check this link: Plumeria. The symbolic meaning of this flower and painting is: new beginning, new life, charm, gracefulness, beauty.

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    Plumeria dream – Limited edition, no. 1/5, Size: 24×18 cm (9,5×7 in)
  2. Sunset on the Island – This painting is one of my favorites. Everyone asked me why I keep painting these palm trees. These paintings are images of a dream. I love to travel and my dream is to visit a Caribbean Island some day. I had a vision of my self standing under a palm tree on a tropical beach at sunset and every time I think what to paint next, the only image I had for the first time in my head is a palm tree. Also, the palm tree symbolize honor, truth, value, vitality, protection, fertility, resurrection, aspiration.

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    Sunset on the Island – Limited edition, no. 2/5, Size: 40×30 cm (15,7×11,8 in)
  3. Hawaiian hibiscus – This flower is also named Chinese rose and is native to West Asia. It`s a very common plant that grows almost everywhere, and they have multiple colors. I chose to paint it because even if it`s an exotic plant, I grew up with it and always reminds me of home. In culture this plant symbolize true love, sincerity and long term relationships. If you like to see more pictures with this beautiful plant, check this article: Hibiscus

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    Hawaiian hibiscus – Limited edition, no. 3/5, Size: 24×18 cm (9,5×7 in)
  4. The bird of paradise – This flower is named Strelitzia or The bird of paradise, because it looks like a bird with the head down and opened wings. The birds of paradise are well-known for there beautiful colors, but none of the looks like this plant, the name was just a figurative form. The flower is originated in California and it`s the official flower of Los Angeles city and it is also the official flower for a ninth wedding anniversary.

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    The bird of paradise – Limited edition, no. 4/5, Size: 16×16 cm (6,3×6,3 in)
  5. Toucan – The last painting from the tropical collection is a beautiful exotic bird. We can find this bird in the Amazonian rainforest and this is a `true` paradise bird. This creature represents communication and self-confidence since this bird is one of the noisiest and loudest creature of the forest.

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    Toucan – Limited edition, no. 5/5, Size: 18×13 cm (7×5 in)

I hope you like my new oil paintings and if you are interested, they are available for sale on my etsy shop: AdelaFineArt

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7 interesting facts about Lily

Lily is a flowering plant that belongs to the family Liliaceae. The Lilium genus, from this family, has 80 species of bulbous plants that are generally hardy and few species require the protection of a greenhouse. In the wild, lilies are found in a broad zone encircling the Northern Hemisphere. The flower of a lily has 6 petals with prominent stamens, which makes this flower really easy to study by the botanists. Flowers are available in different tones of colors from white to dark red, except blue.

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7 things you might not know about lilies:

  1. Some species (Lilium brownii, Lilium pumilum and Lilium dauricum) have edible bulbs.  They are cultivated for food in Asia, specifically in China, Korea and Japan.
  2. We can find many colors of lilies and some of them have different color tones on the same petal. Often we can see some dots in a darker tone than the rest of petal, these dots are called simply `freckles`.
  3. Lilies have different meanings all over the world. The Chinese believe they bring good luck, whilst in the Assyrian civilization, they were considered to be a holy flower. Greeks associates the lily with motherhood and Christians believe this flower to represent chastity and innocence.Lily (5)Lily (3)
  4. There are many kinds of flowers which have been called “lilies” but many of these such as the day-lily, water-lily, and arum-lily, actually belong to other groups of flowering plants.
  5. In history is said that the Greek God Apollo presented the Lily of the Valley to Aesculapius, the great healer. Today, a number of lily species have health beneficial properties, and certain species contain compounds that are used in medicine. These medicines treat depression, heart disease, angina and anxiety. Additionally, many parts of the world use them to treat a variety of other illnesses, usually in the form of an essential oils or balms. Beauty-wise, certain extracts from the lily can brighten the skin and reduce scars.
  6. Lilies have an extremely long vase life, this can be increased even further by removing the pollen found in the flower. Those who choose to display the lily in their office or homes should embrace this tip.
  7. This plant is highly toxic for some animals. Even small amount of pollen can induce poisoning and can be deadly, especially for cats.

Lily (2)Lily (1)If you want to find out more information or see more pictures, there is another article on my blog about the lilies. Check this link and use the translation button from the right corner of the page: Fleur de lisWatermark in Full Color

Source: Encyclopedia of Garden plants and Flowers by Richard C. & co.

Plumeria-Parfum la miezul noptii

Plumeria, cunoscuta si ca Frangipani, este un arbust de talie medie din familia Apocynaceae. Aceasta planta este raspandita in tarile tropicale cu precadere in insulele Caraibe, Mexic sau tarile Asiatice precum India sau Thailanda. Nu este o planta pretentioasa si supravietuieste la fel de bine atat in natura cat si in ghiveci. Are nevoie de mult soare si putina apa, de asemenea este rezistenta la daunatori.

Plumeria flower pink and white frangipani tropical flower, plumeria flower bloominge, spa flower, Bali island.

Plumeria prezinta flori cu 5 petale in diferite culori de la alb, galben deschis pana la portocaliu sau chiar rosu, insa cea mai frecventa combinatie de culori o au florile albe cu mijlocul galben. Plumeria are florile foarte parfumate, o combinatie de arome intre vanilie si gardenie, destul de complicat de descris. Parfumul florilor se simte cel mai puternic noaptea, astfel poate sa atraga moliile sfinx pentru polenizare.

Plumeria frangipani flower in woman hand on a beautiful nature background

Arbustul este folosit ca planta decorativa de apartament, fiind foarte parfumata, exotica si spectaculoasa mai ales in zonele unde nu traieste in mod natural. Plumeria, insa, nu are doar rol decorativ, petalele sale pot fi folosite in patiserie, pentru decorarea prajiturilor sau chiar pentru dulceata, fiind comestibile. Floarea se poate consuma atata timp cat sunt indepartate total frunzele, acestea sunt foarte toxice.

Beautiful picture of frangipani plumeria flowers in the garden of balinese house, Bali island, Indonesia.

In cultura, Frangipani, este o floare sacra si reprezinta un simbol complex de mai bine de 2000 de ani. In perioada Maya sau Azteca aceasta floare reprezenta simbolul vietii si a fertilitatii, iar adesea era asemanata cu sexualitatea feminina. De asemenea, in zilele noastre, majoritatea templelor budiste sunt decorate cu flori Frangipani.

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Florile sunt un simbol national pentru Laos si Nicaragua, unde apar tiparite pe cateva bancnote, iar in Europa apar ca simbol al orasului Palermo din Sicilia. In China, Plumeria este considerata mai valoroasa decat orhidea si este folosita pentru a face declaratii de dragoste, iar in cultura Feng Shui este de asemenea un simbol al iubirii.

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