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Art Show: Flower of the Month: Daisies

Wild Southwestern Indian Blanket Daisies

by Lar Shackelford

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Art: Wild Southwestern Indian Blanket Daisies by Artist Lar Shackelford
The Southwestern American Indian Blanket Daisy is a Member of the Aster Family (Asteraceae) It's a hearty Desert flower that we have in our backyard and that can be found in the Western Prairies. I am always so impressed with their color that I snapped a shot of this one, a few years ago.

I shot it with a Digital camera in available light. At that time I was playing a lot with computer enhancement programs for digital photography and after several applications, effects, and even the air brush enhancement, I came up with this end result.

It has a companion piece with one just flower and is especially pretty printed on water color paper. I first had it printed in a commercial Ziclee process and then later I tried it on a couple of consumer home printers to see either way, it had amazing color. I say that not as the artist as much as I say it about the flower.

They are really pretty blossoms with vibrant colors. I was surprised to learn they are the State Wild Flower of Oklahoma and that they grow in such a large area clear into Kansas. Here in the Texas desert they are called, 'Indian Blankets', perhaps that's why the The Kiowa American Natives believed the flowers brought good luck and thus the name.

Detail Images


Detail Image for art Wild Southwestern Indian Blanket Daisies

Close up

Detail Image for art Wild Southwestern Indian Blanket Daisies

Another close up

Detail Image for art Wild Southwestern Indian Blanket Daisies

Sample of the 10" x 8" cropped size

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