Hibiscus and Mexican Sage
6"x4" oil on raymar panel • Two things about this painting:
1) This photo gifts short shrift to the background. Because you do not see all the violent brush and knife work and color shifts that make up the seemingly simple and dark background, I think the sage stands out more in this photo than it does in person. Yes, violent—just my opinion.
2) I did not steal the two hibiscus flowers. Though the bush belongs to my wonderful neighbors, these two flowers were hanging over the property line and, in The World of Raymond, that makes them fair game. (If only their avocado tree was closer to the property line.)
Posted November 14, 2013
sold • private collection hollywood, ca