Colocasia Esculenta - or Blue Hawaii. Another name for these tropical foliage wonders are elephant ears because of their large size and shape. These leaves are truly spectacular for their lush green colour and magnificent size. What a pleasure to paint them !
Their edges and veins are typically a bluish, burgundy or cranberry purple colour and the leaves point down to the ground. native to tropical East Asian countries.
I love the translucent large leaves, perfect for watercolour layers and washes. I used a variety of yellow and green shades for the different leaves and used light blue and purple /burgundy colour for some parts of the edges and veins. I am really quite happy with the outcome colour combintations.
This painting original is now for sale 29x42cm unframed.
Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.