Monday, October 15, 2012

Pretty In Every Season

Crape Myrtle In Fall, 6 x 6" oil on museum quality panel, ©2012, Fay Terry

I love Crape Myrtles when they are in bloom and when they stop flowering their leaves turn the most gorgeous yellows and oranges.  This one has been pruned correctly and has the traditional graceful shape.  They always remind me of ballerinas wearing their tutus on top of their heads.  This is the first time I have painted one of these trees and I look forward to doing more of them. The most prevalent colors for the flowers are bright pink, magenta, deep lavender, and white.

This was meant to be posted last night but I fell asleep without remembering to post it.


  1. Beautiful Fay! Love Crepe Myrtles and have several in our yard....wonderful description that if trimmed correctly they look like they have tutu's on their heads! Ya did good!!

    1. Hey Kathy, so nice to hear from you and thanks for commenting. Aren't you glad we have our beautiful special plants like Magnolias, Azaleas, and these gorgeous flowering beauties?


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