Sunday, July 05, 2009

Red Torch Ginger

It took awhile...but I sent a postcard to my parents from Costa Rica. Instead of writing, I decided to share a painting of a flower I saw every morning. It's name is the "Red Torch Ginger" flower. This firery-red flower blossoms into a shape of a torch! Here I masked off the Costa Rican stamp and started painting.
Here's the final painting.(gouache on postcard)

12 comments:

lepetitdoodler said...

so pretty, gerald!!! hope you're having fun (or had fun) in costa rica! see any sloths?!

Art Fan Ako said...

BEt they were elated! I hear it's a nice destination for flora.

Gerald said...

Debra - Thanks, saw a howling monkey, but no sloths :(

Art Fan Ako - So many flowers in Costa Rica! I just want to paint them all...if I could just keep the bullet-head ants and mosquitos away. lol

yoon see said...

Thanks for dropping by!
You are so thoughtful Gerald, your parents will love this heartfelt postcard painting.
Love the fine soft touch:)

Kay Aker said...

Incandescent!Beautifully dramatic!

Paul's Paper Escapade said...

Beautiful ! WAY better than a written postcard. Have fun in Costa Rica!

Cameron Chun said...

What a great Idea! The red ginger reminds me of my dad's backyard.

Amy C said...

wow this is so beautiful, your parents will be stoked!

Gilberto Valadares said...

Hey Gerald, you have great work here...
I Love this gouaches... :)))

Le Tang said...

That's beautiful... great vibrant color!

janabouc said...

Wow! Your gouache painting is really fantastic. I love gouache but haven't quite found my way with it yet.

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!! That's the best gift ever!

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