this is a strelitzia plant also known as the bird of paradise. the plant leaves have evolved over time to intentionally split. the split leaves help the plant survive in high winds so the stem doesnt snap in half. fun fact: this plant was named after the queen charlotte of mecklenberg-strelitz, who was a patron of the arts and had many botanical interests.
in this painting i wanted to capture geometric patterns of light and how they create the structure of the plant, displaying brilliant hues and luminosity.
the living color collection a graphic interpretation of the magical world of plants. they follow the light for survival and in turn reach their fullest potential of life in full spectrum.
paradise found | 18 x 24
original botanical painting using acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. this painting is varnished for UV protection with mounting hardware attached and ready to hang. the painting wraps around the sides for extra dimension so framing is not necessary. signed on the front and back and dated.
final size 18 x 24 x 1.5.