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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A bonsai digital painting, Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea (or bougie for short) is either a favorite bonsai subject or a ignored bonsai subject down here in South Florida, depending on who you ask. When in full bloom, the bracts (which most people think are the flowers) come in dozens of shades of reds, pinks, orange, white, and I've even seen green and multi colored.

Personally I don't have much luck with them, I usually let them dry too much and then end up drowning them. I think after the few I have are make into "finished" bonsai, I'll leave them to others!

Here's a digital painting I did of a real bougie bonsai, the photograph didn't do it justice due to a distracting background:

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