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I once got a little 6-inch Madagascar Palm (the kind of plant you put on your desk). Now it is a six-foot tall emerging tree with lots of spikes and the long leaves on top, and is out in my garden next to our greenhouse. We discovered that baby geckos like to hang out in-between the spikes to keep their predators away! Geckos are everywhere in Florida.

One week in September it rained every day, to make up for the late-summer drought. I finally wandered around the garden during a light drizzle, and lo and behold, found that the Madagascar had flowered (we heard it was supposed to do this when mature!). I ran and got my camera, and took a shot with the raindrops and a fly on top.

This painting is an abstracted version of the photo, and as you can see, I have red, green and white on my mind because my favorite time of year is coming soon!!!

I first started the background in washes of neon orange and red-pink acrylics, then when dry, built the oils on top of this glowing backdrop.



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MADAGASCAR -- 16 x 20 inch original oil painting by Elizabeth Graf on Etsy -- Art Painting, Art & Collectibles


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  • Materials: oil on archival, gessoed canvas, with acrylic in the background, 16 x 20 inches, acrylic primer
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