Another finished painting! This is the second of my poison flower fairies paintings. I really had to have this one in the collection – not a plant that one probably thinks of if asked to name a poisonous plant, but the plant that has killed more people than all other poison plants ever: the Tobacco Plant. This is one of many of the ornamental varieties which, of course, is why I had it in the garden. I also planted what I thought was a more attractive plant that had a delicate spray of short, pink flowers, but I chose to use this one because I love the way the flowers look at the same time like cigarettes and like cigarette holders, and the dying flowers rather like half-smoked roll-ups.
For the original post with the sketch for this painting have a look at this post: https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/sketches-for-the-poison-flower-fairies/