Friday, December 17, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Artwork by Pam Holnback, 54/100

Bird of Paradise #1
6" x 6" Oil on panel
$100 + $10. s/h

We spent Thanksgiving in San Diego with my husband's sister.  These birds of paradise were blooming profusely everywhere!  We do not have tropical plants like this in Colorado.  These are such comical, space-like, almost geometric bird plants.  I would go for walks just looking at them.  I'm sure that if you live in Southern California, and other places where these grow, that you might not be as thrilled with them as I was.  I guess it's like people coming to Colorado and exclaiming over all the yucca when it blooms in June.


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Gorgeous! Love your elegant painting and the high key colors. Am also a fan of these tropical beauties. Looks like you are really enjoying your holidays. So glad!!

martinealison said...

J'adore ces fleurs. La toute première fois où j'ai pu en admirer ailleurs que chez le fleuriste, ce fut dans les magnifiques jardins à Monaco.
Belle peinture.
Bisous et joyeuses fêtes à vous et tous ceux que vous aimez.

Kerri Settle said...

Amazing sensation of light, Pam.

Lori Bonanni said...

Beautiful colors and great brushwork! Don't you love San Diego? There are so many beautiful flowers that grow there.

Dana Cooper said...

Beautiful painting of the gorgeous birds of paradise. Glad you had a good trip!

Celeste Bergin said...

somehow you made a pointy Bird of Paradise look "approachable"...great job!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Beautiful! I love this color palette!Also looks like a new direction for you! Just stunning!

Pam Holnback said...

Debbi, Thank you! I can't take credit for the colors. they were there!

Merci Martine, J'aime beacoups fleurs et jardins.

Thank you Kerri, It was a beautiful sunny day, thus great light.

Lori, Thanks. We had a great time in San Diego and loved it!

Thank you Dana, Yes, It was a great trip.

Celeste, Thank you. I love the word pointy. That so describes these guys!

Thank you Nancy. That is the color of the flowers! It is great to travel, because you see, thus paint, different things and voila, the new/different palette.

Diana Marshall said...

Very exotic looking flowers, when I lived in Spain they thrived there too.

Ann Rogers said...

Such luscious colors in this beautiful tropical flower. Also great brushwork!

Renee Brennan said...

Love this Birds of Paradise series !!...they all seem to have personalities of their own.