Patch of Sun, 6x6" oil/linen, ©Diane Mannion
#24 of 30/30
Bougainvillea is actually not a flower but brightly colored, papery bracts that surround a tiny white, insignificant flower. This branch was cut from a gigantic bush in our Floridian yard. Filled with thorns, it's known to snag and scratch folks riding by on lawnmowers.
The colors are amazing but difficult to paint! Have never been happy with the results... even after trying every pink and red in my paintbox.