11 x 14 inches
Alstroemeria, also known as Peruvian Lilies or Lily of the Incas, are one of my favorite flowers. You can find them in a rainbow of colors and although they appear delicate, even fragile, they are not. Cut stems can last up to two weeks in a vase, making them my ideal arrangement.
Because of their apparent delicacy, I have painted them in watercolor before and thought I would try them in acrylic.
Huntington Library Rose
7 x 7 inches
On one of our visits to our daughter when she lived in Santa Monica, we took a day-trip to the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, near Pasadena (huntington.org/). We didn’t go for the books or art, which will have to wait for another time, but to explore the amazing gardens. This painting is a reminder of a beautiful day surrounded by an explosion of color and scent. If you have the chance to visit, it’s an experience not to be missed.
I’m originally from southern Arizona, moving to Hawaii in 1971. After working at the University of Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology for 10 years, I spent 29 years in economic development for the State of Hawaii. I happily retired in 2010.
One of the things on my retirement To Do list was to study watercolor painting. Now, I’m sorry I waited until 2015 to start taking lessons at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Aside from appreciating the creative challenge, I’ve greatly enjoyed meeting a whole new group of interesting and talented people.
I’ve expanded to acrylics, acrylic pouring and photography. I’m a member of the Windward Artists Guild, the Association of Hawaii Artists, and the Hawaii Watercolor Society. I’ve been honored to have my work accepted into their shows.