The Bird of Paradise flower is one of the most beautiful among flora. The plant is given this name because the flower looks like a brightly colored bird in flight.
My floral paintings took on a new meaning since tropical flora motivates my creativity and for the first time I have been painting outside of my beautiful garden. The National Botanical Gardens in Washington has became my very best friend, since it provided all the material I could possibly want. While walking through the garden the tallest Bird of Paradise stood before me. It was about 8 feet in the air and my camera though very powerful, struggled to get clear and accurate photographs from which I could work. I had to return to the gardens many times and finally produced perhaps two of my favorite pieces.
This first Bird of Paradise painting is acrylic on canvas and is 12 inches high by 24 inches wide.
This second Bird of Paradise painting is acrylic on canvas and is 20 inches high by 17 inches wide.
These paintings were exhibited at the Jamaica Epicurean Escape Festival at Richmond Estate, St Ann, Jamaica on December 1st and 2nd 2012. The Close up Painting was purchase by DHL Jamaica. You can purchase a print of the second painting from my store.