I came across this really different and unusual flower when I was travelling in Samoa and I was inspired by the vibrant red and the strong shape. I have never seen a flower like this in my part of the world and I’m not sure of it’s name, so for this painting I decided to name it after the location of my inspiration.
I primarily used Watercolours but towards the end I decided to use some of my Derwent Inktense pencils for a few touches here and there. I love using the Inktense with the watercolour as the ink colours are so vibrant and transparent and layer nicely over top of the watercolour.
One of the many things I love about travelling is that you are exposed to so many different sights and sounds compared to what you are used to and it can provide a lot of inspiration for many future paintings!