Photo Friday – Pink

floral, Nature, Photo Friday | January 20, 2006 | By

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I don’t usually participate in Photo Friday, but this week’s theme of “pink” fit with a picture I already had on hand, taken in 2004. I can hardly wait until these lovelies bloom again this year. It is a tulip magnolia and I found this one growing at a house in Pasadena. I stood on the sidewalk and just shot like mad, hoping that the homeowner wouldn’t mind. I was intending them as reference photos to paint from, which I’m still going to do – and maybe quite soon.


  1. Lin
    January 20, 2006

    OH MY!!! ONe of our earliest blooming magnolias!! You’ve captured the sublties of all the pinks in this gorgeous blossom!! GORGEOUS! A sketch???

  2. Pink
    January 22, 2006

    Beautiful photo! The petals look like sails on a sailboat. Magnolias are some of my favorite flowers but I’ve never heard of this type.

  3. Terri
    January 22, 2006

    Yes, this would be perfect for one of your botanical paintings. :o) I have one of these magnolias in my garden – no flowers at the moment though as it is high summer here, so it’s just a mass of foliage. Great photo Karen. :o)

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