The paintings, photos, thoughts and travels of a freelance artist.
Monday, November 21, 2011
90 in 90, Ti Leaves, Day 50
Golden acrylics make intense liquid colors. Primary magenta made it possible to paint the bright edges of the leaves. These plants play many roles in Polynesian cultures, as versatile as they are varied. From formal ritual, to clothing to cooking ti plants are constantly in use. One Halloween in Samoa a friend cut the top off a ti plant, stuck it in the back of his sarong and went to the party as a rooster.