The beautiful, showy, naked ladies from SW South Africa are very fertile, so much so they tend to elbow out natives.
Naked Lady is a common name for Amaryllis Belladonna which blooms in the Perth Hills of Western Australia during our early Autumn.
Here these ladies are considered an environmental weed so by picking the ornamental flowers I have a gorgeous bouquet for indoors and help prevent them propagating via seed – win win!
Amaryllis Belladonna became the fourth subject for my series on weeds and my first painting of 2015 – even then I may classify it as a practice piece and have another go – if there is time!
But maybe I should heed Coco Chanel’s advice:
Don’t spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.