I am continually searching for interesting flowers to paint. This is a big, beautiful bloom at the Botanical Center in Des Moines. These finger-like petals sprout from the center of the plant on a large stalk. Tropical plants always have bold colors, and their leaves have fun details to paint. I painted the flower shape much larger to emphasize its importance and used dark values to make the flower “pop”. Although I started painting the background in sections with a variety of blues and greens, I washed over another layer of thalo green to increase the value, and eliminated most of the details on the leaves to keep the pink flower the center of interest.
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|Original 22″ × 15″|
Silver metal frame (29" x 22.5") with single white mat
|Print 8″ × 10″|
Actual image size is 6.82″×10″.
|Print 11″ × 14″|
Actual image size is 9.55″×14″.
|Print 16″ × 20″|
Actual image size is 13.64″×20″.
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