Tropical watercolors: Inspiration Photo
In this post of ART:INSPIRATION PHOTO, sharing how my love of tropical watercolors has been influenced from my childhood in Hawai’i.
Inspiring view of Hana, Maui
Favorite colors and subjects
I LOVE blues and greens; definitely an influence of the tropical locales at my doorstep as a child. Whenever I paint Monstera leaves, I think of my time spent with my family in the rainforests of Hana.
Family trips: HANA!
We would take the whole day and pack our car up with lunch and snacks and bathing suits and towels and drive from Lahaina to Hana for the day. Back then, the roads weren’t as in such good shape and the trip took 3 hours; of course, we also would stop to pick guavas, go swimming in waterfalls and eat lunch. It was my absolute favorite time. It was such a great time, I even ignored the massive amounts of mosquitos that also had lunch with us- as evidenced by the bites on all of us- but mostly me. 😉 ha!
Monstera leaves show up a bit in my art. I love the graceful curve of the leaves and the different tones of greens.
How about you? Do you have a favorite plant?
Mahalo for being here,
Mika (me-kuh) Harmony