Tropical Oasis

Tropical Oasis
© Bernita Gorenflo

Story of Tropical Oasis

Wanting to branch out and have a change of pace from watercolors, I decided to paint in acrylics.

This beautiful tropical oasis was painted from our Houston garden with bananas growing, the bird of paradise blooming, and the mix of hibiscus!

I started the sketch outside and later used some of my photos in the studio to finish the painting that I worked on for days, and hours and hours.

Finding much more detail is needed with the acrylics. Painting every leaf, attention was needed to place every stem to each flower or leaf.

I think I will go back to my watercolors! And loosen up again!