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Welcome to the Jungle by p-e-a-k Welcome to the Jungle by p-e-a-k
Watercolour on Fabriano Uno 300 g hot pressed
56 cm x 76 cm/ 22” x 30”

I’m not sure what kind of flower this is exactly but judging from the 5 foot stalks as well as the leaves I’d 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!
:D

The colours of the flower are as close to real life as I could make them, but for the banana leaves I’m afraid I went a bit bonkers; I wanted something different from all those red-green combinations I’ve been doing lately.
:lmao:
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Sarna-con-gutsto Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I love your work. This is Beautiful! Do you sell any of your paintings? Please let me know as I would love to have one in my living room. I am originally from Paraguay, and this takes me back home...
Mariette
mariettemuriella@yahoo.com
Please write the word Paraguay in your subject so I know it is not just another e-mail.
Thanks a lot
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Just sent you a mail! :)
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Bluegalleon Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Very beautiful work.
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner May 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
Delighted you like it - many thanks for the :+fav: as well as for that on Hibiscus! :D
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Bluegalleon Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Your welcome :)
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milbisous Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Things go well when you go...bonkers. The leaves look just great. Who says they only have to be green? :giggle: You seem to like that coral red a lot lately. I like that color too, very vibrant! Nice job :clap:.
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner May 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
Delighted you like it, amiga!
By the way - that fire engine red is one of the paints you gave me, remember? It's the Daniel Smith Organic Vermillion.
:D
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milbisous Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
So that's the one, I still have not used that tube color yet. I love quinacridone coral and it is similar to the organic vermillion. They both look very vibrant :)
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner May 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
Ah! I've never seen quinacridone coral here. Sounds very interesting! Or is it the same as quinacridone red?? You are right - quinacridone colours are just great!
I think I'll have to make a raid on Sennelier's when I'm in Paris! ;)
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milbisous Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Don't remember if I've tried quinacridone red, even though I have a whole set of quinacridone, all mixed up with many other color tubes. What do you know about quinacridone? I just finished my hibicus and I used quinacridone coral there. I love that color. You know that you could order any art supply from Daniel Smith online?
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