Yellow Cone Flowers that I am working on in Pastel – Finished!

Finished this a few minutes ago, I got so carried away with the pastels I started to finish my red peony with them, I find the colors so vibrant and clean. I will post an update on Red Peony later. We are getting a big snowfall tonight so I will have lots of time to work on my paintings. Hope everyone has a great night!

16 thoughts on “Yellow Cone Flowers that I am working on in Pastel – Finished!”

  1. Thank you Maureen, I can't wait till spring! Thank you for all of the information I appreciate it, you are always a wealth of info 🙂

    Grahame, I just realized I told you what paper but not what type of pastels, I use rembrandts, unison and Schmincke.

  2. Hi Krista – another gorgeous flower painting – this is going to be an amazing show at the Kingsbrae Garden art gallery this summer! I have a special fondness for back-eyed susans. Yours seem to grow right off the page!

    You are right, coneflower is the common name for rudbeckia [and echinacea, just to make it more confusing]. Info on

    Rudbeckia – Black-Eyed Susan, Brown-Eyed Susan, Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy
    This group of hardy, herbaceous perennials and annuals come from North America and belong to the Daisy family, Compositae. They form neat clusters, 1 to 3 feet high. The oval to elliptic shaped leaves are mostly basal and grow 3 to 6 inches long. The single or double flowers are 2 to 6 inches across and are colored yellow and sometimes brightly bicolored reddish-brown. Pulling off the dead flowers will increase the blooms. Rudbeckias are commonly known as the Black- or Brown-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisies and Coneflowers. These plants produce lovely cut flowers.

    Echinacea is also called coneflower:
    These hardy perennials are from North America and belong to the Daisy family, Compositae. E. purpurea, the Purple Coneflower, is an upright growing plant with dark green, lance-shaped leaves.

    Clear as mud?

    cheers, Maureen @ Kingsbrae Garden

  3. thank you very much Joan, Liz, Grahame, Sheila, paintnpencil, Jan and Priti 🙂

    Grahame for this one I used 140 pond CP watercolor paper, I find it will take a lot of layers.

  4. great as always,
    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog dear Krista,
    happy new year and a 2010 full of inspiration,
    jan 🙂

  5. Beautiful work as always Krista, great depth of colour, this piece makes me want to get out my box of pastels and try something similar, what type of pastels and paper do you use?

  6. Krista, it's beautiful. Thank you for following me on my watercolor blog. I have been a fan of yours for a long time. I always loved your watercolors and now your pastels. Well done.


  7. Thank you Patricia, the real name for them is Rudbeckia hirta angustifolia or commonly called Black-eyed Susan, aot of people call them cone flowers because of the shape, i am not sure if they are actually considered a cone flower, If some one know feel free to add your input! 🙂

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