Acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cms/24 x 20 inches
I painted this as part of a collection I am creating entitled 'Astrological Flowers'. I started with the sign of Leo due to personal reasons and researched the flowers said to be attributed to this star sign. I composed this painting using the two flowers: gladioli and poppy and added the Physalis Chinese lantern buds (which are a motif in all the works) to give the painting a diagonal directionality. The leaves of the Monstera plant gives the flowers a dark base and I chose a light flesh pink background because it makes the other bright colours pop.