Project Description

Abstract banana palm

This is a very abstract banana palm, with is variety of colors and drips. In acrylic on wood, it captures the essence of the banana palm and the various textures add to the overall effect. It could just be a pleasing design, but the underlying inspiration was the banana palm  which can be discerned. Such abstracts allow other interpretations, which is all to the good. But to me, abstract banana palm is a suitable title and the composition is simple and harmonious .

I used to have a very small banana palm grove in front of my studio window and would observe their growth, the formation of the flowers and the development of the fruit from the flowers. The humming birds would hover round the flowers, drinking the nectar, and later on the yellow-breasted bananaquits would squabble and pick at the ripening fruit.
Acrylic on wood
10×20” 25.4×50.8cm