oil painting of two hisbiscus blossomsStill working on the dyptich of hibiscus blossoms. I have been really excited about this project.  I have added elements and changed things to make it a more balanced composition.  Especially, I want to capture a three dimension feel of the leaves and space around the flowers. My goal is to make it real enough that you can almost smell the flowers, yet maintain a painterly image.  Since Ihave never painted flowers on this scale before, it has been quite a challenge. Hope you like watching the process. Click on the thumbnail image to see the full painting.