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Melanie Pruitt

Pacific NW USA

Aloha Aloalo

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(Please look at the close up for true colors. I can't seem to get the full picture to represent the true brightness)

How surprised I am to upload this new painting tonight and find that the August exhibit is focused on state flowers! I am completely in love with Hawaii for many reasons, and hope to move there one day. I have been working on this new painting of a Hawaiian Hibiscus for several weeks, not knowing it would be perfect for this exhibit. The Hawaiian state flower is a hibiscus!

It's painted from a reference picture I took of a beautiful orange hibiscus. It had just been raining (as it often does in parts of Hawaii) so I added in water drops and water drips. It's a part of my "Modern Nature" series but it has a much softer geometric background. I've used some bright quinacridone shades along with some beautifully granulating watercolors to give it a soft texture. It's also painted on cold press paper which helps bring out the granulating effect.

It measures 12"x16"

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