Saturday, August 6, 2011

Alla Prima Floral

DMannion, Beach Flowers, 6x6" oil
      These purple flowers were growing near the pavilion at Venice Beach.  I was struck by their translucent color and how they glowed in the overcast morning light.  Used naples yellow blending towards permanent rose for the sky.  Amazing designs and shapes in the leaves and vines.  This plant is a morning glory, blooms in the morning and dies in the afternoon... except on cloudy days when it may live and dance in the wind until evening.

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