12 x 9 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
If you are an artist in Hawaii, it seems you must do a coconut palm. The first juried show I entered here, the top prize went to a close-up of maturing coconuts in the crown of the tree. I was a bit confused because I had seen that image in so many other galleries by so many artists. I vowed I would never do one because I wanted to be different. How quickly our words can come back to bite us when we see something so cool to paint.
These are very immature coconuts, still very green. I had so much fun painting this. I chose not to be specific about each palm frond, but to indicate palm frondness. I guess I am now a real Hawaiian artist. I think I may keep this one for those cold winter days in the Pacific Northwest (Washington).