I’m a big fan of David Hockney; always have been. That’s really why I bought the robin’s egg horned rims. However, all similarities end there, although old Hock paints a mean woodland. My current fascination continues to be with my elephant ears who will shortly leave me for winter recess. Therefore, I am excited to cross the finish line with two colocasian compositions today, although I’ve still got a couple more yet to pass the halfway point.Rather than attempt to focus on technical accuracy I have endeavored to capture sheer vibrance as I interpret these fascinating, partying perennials in the chaos of my very own verdant oasis.
I took entirely different approaches to each pachyderm plant portrayal using oils, brushes and knives and I had a thoroughly great time, visiting each one from time to time, along with some outdated music, whenever I felt motivated. For both shrubbery shrines, I used the firmer, smoother Gessobord, which was a welcome break from canvas.
Although I’ll likely lose my ears to frostbite this winter, my gesso greenery will hopefully harken back to the hazy days of midsummer.