I came across this beautiful Heliconia rostrada while in Hawaii recently, while I was in the islands helping one of my sons get settled there, for a new job.  So many exotic plants with gorgeous colors  and shapes can be found in Polynesia, I feel fortunate to have accompanied my son to the islands, for at least a little while.  Although I grew up on Oahu and visited most of the Hawaiian islands at that time, returning as an artist opened my eyes to so many potential landscapes, as well as close ups of the flora, that I would like to paint.