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Mother & Child ~ Hibiscus Semi-Abstract

Mother & Child

It appears that I might be on to something here….  I am really enjoying the series of semi-abstract floral paintings that I’ve been working on lately.  I love the freedom of the washes (both watered down acrylic and rubbing alcohol delivered a la squirt bottle) that comprise the background, and the more controlled, technical aspect of the flowers themselves.  I used a photograph of a bloom and a bud taken at my in-laws lake house here in Georgia.  While the hibiscus isn’t my favorite flower (Gerbera daisies win that prize), I have always been drawn to their vibrant colors and the tropical vibe that they represent.

I’m trying to decide what I’ll use for my next subject.  Sunflowers are popular and have a lot of character, but I’m not sold on them….  If anyone has any favorites, I’m open!