Saturday, February 9, 2008

Beautiful Lehua

Beautiful Lehua
7 x 10 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
The lehua is the blossom on the ohia tree. There is a wonderfull legend about the tree here. These trees grow all around the volcano area on the Big Island.
I was all set to do another painting when a vision tugged at me of the lehua. I started out with the velvety white part, adding the shadows where I saw them. I used several reds and oranges for the rest of the flower. I thought about putting in more distinct leaves, but decided to leave that for another painting. Enjoy the legend and the flower.

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