23 September 2012
Bromeliads have always been a favorite of mine. I've never felt safe in painting them .... they seemed too complex.
But... I did see some beautiful ones at a garden in South Carolina.
I had to paint them.
This is a small maquette... of ones that I'd like to do larger. It didn't take long to get into the rhythm of the leaves. The strips leave make for a strong design element.
An artist from St Louis-- Phyllis Plattner -- painted these in the 80's. I fell in love with them. I never thought there would be a way for me to compare to her beautiful paintings... but I did try!
12" h x 12" w
look for these in a larger scale soon.