More delicate than the red and orange varieties, pink hibiscus are my favorites. They don’t seem to flower as much as the former, in my garden at least, so when they do, I am faced with the dilemma of whether to pick them and enjoy them in a vase on the table – or in their natural splendour. And of course pink hibiscus – all hibiscus – are excellent subjects for a still life.
This particular painting in acrylic on wood is very loose and has quite a few deep blues as well as greens & yellows in the background. However, the abstract quality of this piece has a lot of energy and is very vibrant, the deeper background colors setting off the pink of the hibiscus flowers. The primed wood base provides excellent textures and the quality of the colors is brought out by a thin layer of water-based satin varnish (which also protects the painting).
Acrylic on wood