Wednesday, February 11, 2015
HAWAIIAN TRUMPETS - Throwback Thursday
This goes back to 2002, and my 2nd re-visit to the Big Island of Hawaii.
I love Brugmansia, also known as Angel's Trumpets. They grow all over the islands and can get quite tall. As we were driving down to Kealakekua Bay one morning, we parked near a lava wall that had a big bunch of these growing beside it. I just had to paint them.
In my walks among the neighborhoods on the island, I've also seen these things grow as tall as large trees. They fascinate me. A poisonous yet beautiful plant with such elegant blooms.
As I recall, this little watercolor sold in just a few days after I listed it for sale, though prints can still be obtained. I think I'll have to paint some more sometime, they are so beautiful.