Original watercolor painting on high quality cold pressed paper.
Beautiful Poinsettia in impressionistic style.
Christmas Star, Christmas Eve Flower, Flor de Pascua (Easter Flower), Crown of the Andes, Atatürk's flower, - beautiful Poinsettia has many names.
December 12 is the National Poinsettia Day.
The Poinsettia is the national emblem of Madagascar.
Joel Roberts Poinsett was the first Ambassador from the USA to Mexico. He had poinsettias in his greenhouses and sent them to his friends as presents.
A legend tells that there was once a poor Mexican girl called Pepita (or Maria) who was too poor to give a gift for the celebration of Jesus' birthday. She was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Suddenly the crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful red poinsettias. It was a miracle. From that day on, the flowers were known as the Flores de Noche Buena (Flowers of the Holy Night).
I used beautiful pigments in this painting. They will look even brighter with an external frame lighting.
Paper size: 11.5" x 16.5". Image size: 10.5" x 15.5".
A white border left for framing.
Please note that the colors of the original paintings are always slightly different than it appears on monitors.
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