It is Mother’s Day here in Australia on May 8th. Happy Mother’s Day to all those celebrating this occasion! Remembering my mother-in-law’s favourite flower is an Agapanthus I have painted this as a surprise for her. Agapanthuses line our driveway and when in flower in December with their blue and white flower heads, look very pretty indeed!

Agapanthuses are a member of the South African Lily family and are very easy plants to grow. They grow and multiply into clumps and produce masses of flowers.

Agapanthus Surprise

On stalks of green, flowers blue and white,
Petals abound like bells opened wide.
They sparkle and shimmer in the bright sunlight,
Showing off their beauty with utmost pride!
Take a peek at this flower you will be surprised,
With their display of colour before your eyes.

Linda Callaghan

Small acrylic painting on canvas – dimensions 14.5 × 30cm.


agapanthus, blue, flower, flowers, purple, pink, decorative, nature, botanical, mothers day

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 3 years ago

    She will love it…I don’t grow these but they do grow here very easily too…lovely to see them in blue…I adore blue flowers and this is so beautiful…

  • thank you so much Janis …this little painting saw me up until 1am …I did not have time to paint it before this and I was determined to do it! Then could not get to sleep until 3….lol…

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago
    What a lovely flower for your mother-in-law…. She’s a fortunate wahini to call you daughter…

    Have a wonderful Mothers day …..

  • thank you so much KJ appreciated! I will …I am going to be spoilt that I know :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Linda…love the color selection and blending!!! =}:~)

  • thank you so much Bob! :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    Aren’t you just a lovely daughter-in-law! Beautiful work. The colours in the background work really well. I bet you were glad that this one didn’t have heaps more flowers on it LOL.

  • thank you Dianne..yes I chose just to paint one as it was a bit of a rush job..has to being sent overnight via courier……:) appreciated

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 3 years ago

    This is perfect, Linda. Your mother in law will just be thrilled with this painting and your thoughtfulness. Love your choice of background and the flower itself is gorgeous.

  • thank you so much Bev.. at one point I wondered if I should paint the background Black..but glad I chose the soft colours…her favourite colour is Blue :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Baina Masquelier
    Baina Masquelierover 3 years ago

    Linda, this is very beautiful! What a wonderful gift for your mother-in-law! Love the background colours you have chosen, a fave :-)

  • thank you so kindly Baina..appreciate your support ! :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 3 years ago

    superb painting Linda. so meticulous… grr Agapanthus!!! tried to dig some out once…. long story….. oh I love them though…Happy M day too to you.

  • thank you so very much Ginny. ..glad you like it…I know what you mean they do spread but look spectacular lining a driveway and hubby keeps them contained :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 3 years ago

    Wow, Linda, your Mum is going to love this! It is beautiful and will be all the more special because you created it!! Gorgeous!! :))

  • thank you so kindly Vicki…very much appreciated..:)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Lynne Kells (earthangel)
    Lynne Kells (e...over 3 years ago

    Stunning – she’ll love it.
    I like the light behind it.

  • thank you so much glad you like it!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda! Love the crop and colors!

  • thank you so much Angie ! :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

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