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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.


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