While wandering the grounds of a Hindu temple in Kauai, I came across a garden on vividly colored succulents that stopped me in my tracks. The drama of the simple spiny leaves had heat, grace and foreboding. The swirling vortex of the extended petal reminded me of a Flamenco dancer's skirt. It became a candidate to paint for my new series of succulents that I spent 2018 working on for a November show in Anacortes, WA. This painting was juried into the Northwest Watercolor Society's 2019 Waterworks show!
My watercolors reproduce beautifully on paper or canvas as giclee prints!
For the past few years I've been painting flowers up so close that they envelope the viewer in their sensuality and rich color. Enlarged, they become almost abstractions from nature without seeing the outer shape or the environment around them.
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