My hibiscus only produces one flower at a time, so I felt bad murdering this one, but they don’t have long blooming lives. I’ve got a bunch of painted boards that I plonk these down on as a background, then I lay them out in natural light. Double hibiscus. Oil on aluminum composite, 8×8
My kid brought this home for me to paint from a summer trip to see grandpa. I really like how the red from the carmine pencil underdrawing shows through in the shadows. Pine cone, oil on Arches oil paper, 3×4.
A handful of java plums I picked up on a walk through the botanical gardens. They did not manage to fall on my head and turn my hair purple, I win. 8×8, oil on aluminum panel
Trying out some aluminum composite panels. These flower trees are all over the place and drop big tough seed pods that murder your lawn mower. African Tulip, 8×8, oil on ACM
I’m kind of losing my steam on this one because of the size and my limited painting time, but I like the bits I managed to finish. Oil on Arches oil paper, 16×20 edited to update: I gave up and a family member took it while it was drying. Probably for the best, I would have gone back and ruined it later.