Image of - Aeonium & Bird of Paradise

Aeonium & Bird of Paradise

97cm x 91cm / 38in x 36in
Oil on Linen
I was driving to my studio from Laguna to Newport when I noticed this grouping of aeoniums and bird of paradise in front of a PCH restaurant. It is the perfect example of how a commercial business is going « water wise ». I had never noticed this small patch of land. The beauty of brilliant yellow brought my attention to this locale with the ground cover in small round stones, rather than expensive water-thirsty grass, which softly contrasted to the green leaves and yellow and orange floral colors. The piece is done in a very open brushwork, painterly, which gives a graphic feel to the painting.