The Protea Flower symbolises change and transformation across many cultures. There are loads of meanings for this magnificent flower - Diversity, Daring, Transformation and Courage just to name a few. This is my interpretation of these such meanings. I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed painting it.
I wanted to create a painting rich in bold solid colours, twenty eight colours to be exact to make up this creation. Many layers of paint has been applied with each layer being revealed throughout the entire painting. The dark background which has light "flecks" coming through add to the "popping out" of the flower. The flower continues along one side of the canvas adding extra interest viewed at the side of the painting.
Quality acrylics have been used giving long lasting pigmentation/lustre. Designed on acid-free environmentally unbleached cotton duck, triple coated with universal primer and gallery style folded corners. Protective matte Varnish has been applied to protect the artwork. The surface of this painting has a slight textured surface encouraging the viewer to touch and feel the art also giving extra visual interest. Hanging wire has been applied on the back so this is ready to hang immediately.
This piece is a one off original design by me and signed by me, the artist.
OUT OF THE BLUE
Acrylic on acid-free environmentally unbleached cotton duck, triple coated with universal primer and gallery style folded corners & varnished