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Dancing In Paradise
Original Oil Painting

36" x 24"
On 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
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I have two strelitzia bird of paradise plants in my garden and I love when they are in bloom. The flowers usually start to show in late February or March, but this year it was so cold the flowers didn't open until mid April. I cut three flowers for my arrangement (which is incomplete in this photo) and then curl the leaves for interest. Next, I drew sketches to work out the composition on the canvas. I have a vast library of photos of my plants and I looked for leaves that showed movement. But with most of the leaves, I had to create my own movement because they naturally grow tall and upright. The leaves look as if they were dancing with the flowers.



Dancing In Paradise Original Oil Painting

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