Original Art Week #3! Tis the Season!
Everyday this week I will be posting some of my
Original paintings for sale!
Who will be the lucky person SURPRISED at Christmas Time?
Will it be YOU?
Below is today's painting!
~The Jungle of Guatemala!~
I had the fortunate opportunity to attend part of my high school at the
Colegio Americano De Guatemala School located in Guatemala City.
I traveled all over Central America and the place that captured my imagination the most was
The great Mayan Pyramids are located here.
The jungle surrounding the area was filled with life!
The Quetzal Birds were everywhere!
Though not common to the area we were lucky enough to see them.
Hummingbirds blended in with the wild orchids and fauna.
The scene was planted on my brain forever!
The painting was created for my "Flowers of My Life"
30th Anniversary Show in 2013.
The show was sponsored by the Sunriver Resort and the
SHARC Convention Center.
The painting is painted on Masonite...a very hard surface.
The base of the painting has six layers of primer and is sealed with a bronze glaze.
When lights shine on the painting it glows like the jungle.
I remember the amazing hummingbirds and the sounds well.
If you look closely below you can see the bronze glaze and the minute detail of the plant life.
Quetzal's are strikingly colored birds in the trogon family.
They love humid areas. I love their tail feathers.
The graceful long tail feathers are said to have been used as
currency by the Ancient Maya.
They are also the national bird of the area.
The painting measures 4 feet by 4 feet.
I hope you have enjoyed learning a little more about this painting.
The Retail Gallery Price is $ 18,000.00.
The Studio "Special Price" is $9500.00 now thru December 20th.
Contact: email@example.com for further information.
Have a Wonderful Evening.
Your Artist Friend along the Creek,