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This flower is called a poison because it contains monofluoro acetic acid, or sodium isofluoroacetate which can kill foriegn species - but leaves our native wildlife unaffected. IT IS USED TO MAKE THE 1080 POISON.
Because of the losses to stock there was an eradication program in the early 1900's (especially in the wheatbelt) - leaving a lot of the varieties of this plant (gastrolobium) endangered - but i am pretty sure that this particular variety (calycinum) is ok. I have read though that it "forms a major component of the understorey" in some areas - and i have yet to see that - Personally I have only seen the odd plant here and there.
Its pea shaped flowers attract bees
I have been uploading my drawings, sketches and the early stages of the paintings onto social media at the end of each day. If you are interested in art( or even creating some yourself) it may be useful to you
Also because I am working on quite a few at the same time it makes it quite interesting and varied to see
You can see each stage of the development of each painting happening right now on social media.
This new series of work is being painted on canvases that I have made myself from the highest quality materials (beware of cheap shop bought canvases that will unexpectedly warp with the weather)
They are still being sold at a reasonable price, because I will make an extended income from the images out of cards, prints and royalties - this makes owning an original an exclusive investment.
DURING THE CREATION PERIOD - ANYONE WHO BUYS AN ORIGINAL PAINTING WILL ALSO RECIEVE A SET OF CARDS OF THE COMPLETE SERIES OF TEN WILDFLOWER PAINTINGS (when it is completed - so this takes patience)
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A multi skilled artist who loves digital technology is a rare find. It is a beautiful union of maths and art.
She has spent a lifetime of succesfully creating art, and owning solo galleries to sell her work.
Looking for peace and quiet she has moved a beautiful isolated town in the outback of Western Australia.
With no distractions she is learning how to implement art on the internet, and creating new work in an entirely new way.
The #10 painting challenge is just one of the strategies created for you to be involved in an online art experience.
By plugging " #10paintingchallenge " into social media - it will bring up all of the wildflower paintings as they are being created.
Once 10 paintings are complete, the originals are used to make a set of cards and mounted prints.
You can get sent the completed website with the final series of wildflower images if you subscribe
If you would like to see more of Mandys work - go to the front page of her main site and check out some of the other mini-sites she has made.
By subscribing to the newsletters, your email will automatically enter a competition to win a series of cards made from the wildflower paintings