Watercolor paintings by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander

Traditional Themes in paintings by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Magnolia grandiflora Fruit painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Magnolia grandiflora Seed Pod painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Red Hat with Feathers painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Columba livia, Fountain Chick painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Carlos Alberto des Los Angeles Ortiz del Toro painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander: a bird with great presence and pride
The Fountain King: a painting of a feral pigeon with great dignity by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Irish Dance watercolor painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Effervescence: a painting with glass marbles by artist CEAlexander
Agriope with Egg Sack
Three Masks of Ghana: a watercolor painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
The Spirit of the Tree: a watercolor painting depicting a face in the bark of an old tree seen at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL
Grasshopper Portrait watercolor painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
From Pikes Peak: a watercolor painting of a view in Colorado by artist CEAlexander
exempli gratia: still life watercolor painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Oscar: water color painting of a grey tabby named Oscar by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Beside the Path: watercolor painting from a view at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois by artist CEAlexander
Foliage 1: watercolor painting by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Foliage 2: watercolor painting by Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Great Expectations: a watercolor painting of a golden retriever wanting some food off the table by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Experimental Themes in paintings by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Clyde: the first in a watercolor painting mystery series by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Night Light: a watercolor painting with an eerie atmosphere by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
The Slate: a watercolor painting reminiscent of old classrooms by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Cantata Mundi: a painting about the song of the world by Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Tree Sprites: a boy sees some surprising things in the bark and leaves of a tree by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Tree Jeans: a boy wears bark overalls, while a tree wears denim overalls by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Phoenix and the Egg of Myrrh: a watercolor painting depicting the mythical phoenix bird by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
The Phoenix in Egypt: a watercolor painting of the mythical phoenix bird by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Juxtaposition: a painting with three strange people by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
Canyon Lepidoptera: a watercolor painting with two hooded characters by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
A Moonlight Meeting: a watercolor painting depicting 3 strange characters, one wearing a hooded robe of tree bark by artist Cindy Egoroff Alexander
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Magnolia grandiflora Seed Pod: a watercolor painting by Cindy Alexander

Magnolia grandiflora Seed Pod

original watercolor and inks painting, image size 12" x 9"

Framed, $350

Limited edition giclée print, image size 12" x 9", unframed, $100

All across the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta are southern Magnolia trees. The trees grow large, hairy seed pods which open to reveal bright, red seeds inside. This stage of the seed pod's evolution is very dramatic with the vibrant red seeds surrounded by the rich greens, yellows and ochre of the leaves. The hairs are not just white, but tint translucently toward pastel hues as they catch the light. I used pearlescent acrylic inks (mixed with white ink for some opacity) to create the sparkly look of the hairs and parts of the leaves.

I have to thank my son Jon for bringing these spectacular seed pods to my attention and sending me a nice selection of photos of the pods, the leaves, and the overall tree. Also, Lisa Ray Grovenstein, Director of Public Relations at Georgia Tech, was kind enough to identify the tree for me.

This painting will be on display at the Watercolor '11 show art the Norris Gallery, Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, IL from Saturday, March 12, 2011 through May 7, 2011. The Artists' Reception ins Sunday, April 10, 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm. It was also shown at the 2010 Holiday Exhibit of the Nature Artists' Guild of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, November 12-14 in the Thornhill Education Center; and is published in The Nature Artists' Quarterly, Vol. XXIII, No. VI, Winter 2010, Members' Gallery, p. 11.

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