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Sexy pink heliconia – 30 in 30 – day 4

Sexy Pink Heliconia 2, 10" x 8", acrylic on canvas, © 2014 Donna Grandin. $100.
Sexy Pink Heliconia 2, 10″ x 8″, acrylic on canvas, © 2014 Donna Grandin. $100.

This variety of heliconia … the “sexy pink” is very exotic looking. I only recently came across it in St. Lucia. We do have a wide range of heliconias … my other favorite is the yellow and red “lobster claw”.

Originally, this was a realistic painting, but I decided it was too busy and I wanted to experiment with carving out the negative space. From there I decided to contrast the realism of the flower with colour blocks. The turquoise is from Paris … Sennelier acrylic … my kind of souvenir.


Torch Ginger Trio 2 – day 2 of 30 in 30

Torch Ginger Trio 2, 6"x6", acrylic on canvas, © 2014 Donna Grandin. $100.
Torch Ginger Trio 2, 6″x6″, acrylic on canvas, © 2014 Donna Grandin. $100.

This was the first painting I did in this set of 3, but all are inspired by the same photograph that I took of some torch ginger lilies on my recent trip to the Caribbean. They can be purchased and/or hung individually, or as a grouping.

My collection of reference photos has probably grown too large … it takes a long time to choose something to paint!

I’m thinking of heliconia next though … what do you think?




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