Florals have been on my mind over the time since I last blogged. I have been splitting time between small pieces and large works. All my small works lately have been either indigenous florals like these:
Dreamy Hawaiian Floral, Oil on Panel, 9 X 12
Yellow Hawaiian Floral, Oil on Panel, 9 X 12
Golden Orchids, Acrylic on Gessobord, 5 X 7
Yes, Gessobord is spelled strangely to protect copyright. I always feel like a kindergarten kid typing it out, but I swear it is the company’s trademarked name, not my poor spelling skills.
I have been working away on a large portrait and a massive landscape as well. They should be done before the end of the year. Here’s a sneak peek of the portrait:
I wrote to my email subscribers that this would likely be the completed eye, but the very next day I proceeded to paint another coat and covered some of it to blend it in with the new flesh surrounding it and now I am even happier with the way the face is shaping up – It goes to show I never know which pieces will actually be retained because a painting is a sensitive balance of relationships between the various pieces. This is still kind of fun to share as an in-progress tidbit. The landscape I will wait to show until it is done. It shouldn’t be too long of a wait at this point. I hope to unveil it at my upcoming solo show at Kalapawai Cafe in Kailua in October.