Orange Hibiscus
When I decided that I needed to loosen up and paint something bright and cheerful and different from my paintings on gold metallic grounds, I chose this flower for its varied petal and bud shapes and because it would throw an interesting shadow on the wall behind it. Most of the florals that I have painted have been in Chinese brush technique, in watercolors, and on rice paper; so, this experiment represents a huge departure from the method I use most for rendering flowers. Still, I did use Chinese brushes, which is what accounts in part for the loose treatment of the whole. I may try more along these lines in the future.
Liquitex acrylics on stretched canvas 24” x 30”