Copyright 2009 Maria Soto Robbins
This oil painting depicts one of my favorite flowers, the Zinnia, in vibrant, orange tones with the flowering head in a thick, rich impasto.
According to Living Arts Originals.com "the flower symbolism associated with zinnias are thoughts of absent friends, lasting affection, constancy, goodness and daily remembrance. Zinnias are the state flower of Indiana. The original zinnias were found in the early 1500s in the wilds of Mexico. They were so dull and unattractive that the Aztec name for them meant "eyesore." The common name, garden Cinderella, indicates the level of the zinnia's later transformation."
Dimension: 12x16 canvas panel
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Maria Soto Robbins