Just like my batik of the Red Ginger, this painting was also inspired by the beautiful flora of Hawaii. I have been painting a series of 8 x 10 ” and 10 x 8″ paintings recently.  I am planning a trip to Hawaii in two months bringing one son with me from Colorado to see his brother who is living and working in Hawaii right now.

I am getting excited about showing my sons around Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii and went through some of my photographs from my past few visits there.  A photo of Birds of Paradise caught my attention and I decided to paint from it.  This is what I came up with !