Spanish Moss isn’t really “moss at all. It is an epiphyte that gets its nourishment from particles in the air. Consequently it grows hanging from the branches of trees and fences. There is another epiphyte here up in the right hand corner. Like the Spanish Moss, ball Moss is in the genus Tilandsia and is not a true moss. It also gets its
nourishment from the air. It perches on shrubbery and tree branches. The green leaves in the painting belong to the Live Oak, which doesn’t shed its leaves in the fall, but only loses them in the spring after new spring leaves have formed. Spanish moss, Ball moss and Live Oak are all common in the south eastern United States where it is warm and humid.
Susan Strong Botanical Prints:
These botanical prints are printed with special archival Giclee inks guaranteed for 75 years or more. This is different from prints pulled from my ink jet printer that will only last for 3-5 years when exposed to daylight.
The prints are numbered in sequence from 1 to 100 and are signed by the artist in pencil in the lower margin of the print. This means that no more than 100 will ever be printed.
Each printed image fits inside an 11 x 14” window of the mat. Each double mat has an outside dimension of 16 x 20” and is ready to be dropped into a standard frame. Standard sized frames are available at most big box stores or at art supply stores.
Prints are shipped in a sturdy box. The shipping cost is included in the price.
Flowers and plants are my passion. I paint them as well as make beauty care products with them. If you would like to go to my botanical art website, you can find more paintings at www.susanstrongbotanicalart.com.