I created this very special Pastel Painting “Flowers in Paradise” capturing a combination of flowers so magnificent I was mesmerized by their beauty.
With a stroke of luck, I was up in Ocala Florida to visit a client and on my way home I stopped off at a Jumping Competition. Awestruck by the horses, the riders and the magnificence of the grounds. At the end of the course, the last fence, was a triple high pristine white jumping fence decorated at the side posts with the most opulent gorgeous flowers. They were so incredible I never wanted to forget them. So I created the pastel painting, “Flowers in Paradise”.
I portrayed these beautiful flowers reminiscent of the Venetian painters who used a black background to highlight magnificent flowers. Instead of a black background I decided a Dark Royal Blue would be a modern rendition. Since there is only one original, I combined the technology of the digital process and traditional hand-painting for this image. I painted the flowers with many layers of pastel where the art takes on its own originality.