New Work… Star Struck

www.kimminichiello.comStar Struck, Watercolor, 12″ x 12″ , 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm

When I saw the light hitting this bromeliad and the shadows that were cast I knew I had to paint it.  This piece for me was more about shapes, shadows and warm against cool color, than the actual plant!  After spending almost 5 months designing and painting the Coral Reef Restaurant menu project for Disney, I wanted to work on a small painting that only took 3 days to paint as opposed to months!

I also wanted to experiment with mounting a painting on a board and sealing it instead of framing behind glass.  Stay tuned as that will be the next step to this paintings completion.

If you live in the central Florida area the Central Florida Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition opens tonight at the Sanford Welcome Center.  There will be 54 paintings on display from the members.  The show will be up until April 22 and the reception for the show will be April 19 from 6:00-8:00. My painting Bird’s Eye view will be there. Thank you to juror Karlyn Holman for including it in the show.   Hope to see you then!

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Bird’s Eye View, Watercolor on Archival Paper, 30″ x 11.5″ Available for purchase at the Exhibition

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8 thoughts on “New Work… Star Struck

  1. I paint only in watercolors. I love them! Your “Bird’s eye view” is fantastic. I do not know what the fruit is though which doesnt matter at all. It has an Oriental feeling to it. Are they persimmons?
    I have seen many Bromeliads and yours is the best of the lot!
    I will have to try a few without plexi or glass.
    Good luck with your wonderful paintings!!!

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