Balboa Park Begonia

"Balboa Park Begonia"
20" x 16"
Oil on wrapped canvas

I saw her from a distance in the Balboa Park Conservatory in San Diego. At first glance I was attracted to her translucent petals. But by the time I got close to her the light had changed, and the leaves became almost more stunning than her bloom.

Here we are again with my favorite palette of colors—red and green.  I seem to be attracted to this combination, and in this case, the black background served me well.  I had left it white, but it was less than stellar.

This and most of the paintings you see on my blog are shown on Daily Paintworks. They are also available for sale through their auction.

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