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 and more of my paintings will be exhibited at the Jamaica Epicurean Escape Festival on December 1st and 2nd 2012. The festival will be locate at Richmond Estate in St Anne, Jamaica. All are welcome to the exhibition. Looking forward to see you all there.
These paintings will also be on display at the Just Lookin Gallery in Hagerstown, Maryland. You can also purchase a print from my store.