As I mentioned in my last post, other than my regular paintings, I’m also working on a couple of side projects, specifically two colour based themes – “blue” and “iridescence and rainbows“. For the record, and to make matters even more complicated/exciting, I’ve decided to also add “green and gold” to the mix/mayhem. What am I doing?
One of the reasons why I’m excited about working on a green and gold theme is that the colours are so abundant in the flora world. Especially in Australia. Green and gold is also the national colours of Australia which I’m proud of. 1 It’s Spring here now and as we drive around, the colours of green and gold (or green and yellow) flora is everywhere. From native wattles to fruiting lemon trees, dandelions to tall two toned conifers. Other plants/flora that I have in mind that I want to include in my compositions include pumpkin/squash flowers, Sansevieria, golden chalice vine (Solandra maxima), quinces, bananas, papaya/pawpaw and more. Oh and of course, sunflowers. smile That’s all I can think of for now. Bye for now.
- The national colours of Australia (green and gold) was established by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Ninian Stephen on 19 April 1984 on advice from Prime Minister Bob Hawke. The gold colour represents the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha) which is Australia’s national flower. The uniforms of Australia’s national sports teams are usually green and gold. The golden wattle flower and the colours green and gold are also featured on the Coat of arms of Australia. Reference: Wikipedia. ↩