Watercolour on Fabriano Uno 300 g hot pressed
56 cm x 76 cm/ 22 x 30
Im not sure what kind of flower this is exactly but judging from the 5 foot stalks as well as the leaves Id say it must be some kind of Heliconia. At my neighbourhood flower market they sold them (for 50 cents a stalk) as Banana Flowers". I bought 3, and together with a couple of real banana leaves from the garden I had a very cheap, highly dramatic and very BIG flower arrangement that lasted more than 2 weeks!
The colours of the flower are as close to real life as I could make them, but for the banana leaves Im afraid I went a bit bonkers; I wanted something different from all those red-green combinations Ive been doing lately.