Saturday, February 4, 2012

Island Beauty - White Plumeria (Finished!)

Here it is -- finished and signed! This painting has been a prolonged struggle despite of its small size, and I have to constantly battle the urge to tear it up and burn it -- I had to keep on reminding myself this is a deliberate choice and challenge because I want to paint from an imperfect photo and see if I can translate it into a painting that satisfies me in the design aspect. It has served me as a good exercise, and I liked how it turned out at last.

Island Beauty - White Plumeria,  
Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140# Cold Press Paper, 6"h x 6"w, 2012 #12

Bid at My DPW Auction (Starting Bid $125)


  1. Arena, it is gorgeous! The yellows are divine. I have that same inner battle with almost every painting. :)

  2. the completed painting is simply stunning.i love the way the varying lights and darks of the leaves gently frame the beautifully painted flower!

  3. Absolutely beautiful. So well done. I hope you are pleased with it too.

  4. Well I said I'd take a look at your blog and it dropped my jaw. You are an amazing painter and seem to enjoy the constant learning process that is being an artist! Judging from these you can paint anything you have an image to copy from. I like the way you chose an imperfect photograph. It's a great way to learn isn't it? I look forward to watching your journey :)


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