Red Geranium

I’ve been meaning to paint a Geranium (or Pelargonium) for some time to add to my series of floral greeting cards. I used mostly Cadmium Scarlet with some yellow and also Alizarin Crimson for the flowers. The leaves are mostly Lemon, permanent sap green and French ultramarine with Burnt sienna.

Luckily these plants are drought and heat tolerant so our recent weather has suited them quite well. They have long been a favourite of mine and I always try and have at least one as a house plant. They can live for a number of years and become quite unruly if you let them.

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