I’ve always wanted to paint a Hibiscus, so when an opportunity came up this month to do one I couldn’t refuse. To my eye, Hibiscus are stunning flowers, from form to coloring – they are perfect subjects for oil pastels. I’m not sure why it took me so long to paint one.
For this painting I did an acrylic underpainting, that provided great coverage to the surface. It allowed me to get a handle on the shapes, as well as laying in correct values. I really enjoyed working on this painting and Yellow Hibiscus (8×10) is a first in what I expect will be many more to come.