B. Clyde Beck
"Bird of Paradise Too" 2009 | Watercolor on 300 lb. D' Arches block paper | Size = 14" X 20"
This marvelous and spectacular tropical flower has an interesting design. particular leaf like stems turn into a flower pod from which a series of yellow petals unfold like a jackknife over several days. a blue stamen-like part of the bloom creates a contrast of color. The pod, which resembles a birds head and beak, takes on a greenish silvery, red accented cast. B. Clyde Beck painted this from an iPhone photo-sketch while working outdoors in the shade of a beach side cabana on Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
The plant leaves were painted as a build-up of light and darker washes layers to produce the effect of depth and produce the varied green tones. To capture the intense color of the petals, I used pure color from the tube in several layers, blending the transitions from pale yellow to orange.
It is framed by the artist with a simple frame 21"w x 26 1/2" h made from 1"x2" (nom.) recycled California Redwood, plain picture glass, and matted with a white mat board. The artist makes his frames himself from recycled materials and uses mats and other framing materials that are rated as archival by the material manufacturer.
Both paintings were part of a art show display for the 2009 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival where the art Jurors awarded me a 3rd Place for Excellence in Fine Arts.
Item No. 194 | Opening Price = $129 | Artist's Estimated Value = $299 | Current Top Bid =Previous | Home | Next