Thursday, April 21, 2011

painting: orchid tree

It has been a busy week! Wow! I have had little time for personal creativity, so I am left to reminisce. 

Since I was little I have had a thing for painting. Maybe it's the immediate results or the bright colors or the vast area that can be changed in such a short period of time. Most recently I was inspired by the beautiful purple orchid tree outside our back windows. The tree is at least 20 feet tall, with a wide canopy of big green leaves and covered with oversized reddish purple flowers from winter thru summer. It feels like I'm living in a tropical jungle and in the evenings the sunset sets the blooms aglow.

The painting above is my tribute in oil on canvas to my beloved tree.


  1. wow, very nice post! I also enjoy the view!

  2. Awesome Jenny! I wish I was half as creative as you!!! Love you!