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.

3 comments:

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

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

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