Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Wild Protea

oil on canvas

I got this beautiful alabaster green protea from one of my clients who grow them on their farm in Stellenbosch. Proteas as beautiful as they are in their own right- I love the bearded variety with their fury and velvety petals- are in principle rather rigid flowers.
The original idea was to offset the flower with a neutral background in interesting different white's,but I felt compelled to go for vivid colour with a palette knife!
I like the result....

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