Saturday, March 11, 2017


Sung to the tune of Queen's Another One Bites the Dust! ha ha

Started on all the greens first.

And then...the dusky reds.

This lovely plant was growing next to a pond at the Botanical Garden in Bradenton, FL and we enjoyed our walk around the place.  They are growing plants that have almost become nonexistent in the US - reintroducing them.  Of course, the banana is grown all around the tropical areas of the US.  I love the large flower/pod and little green starts of what will become bananas.


laura said...

I always love seeing these in FL too--that cobalt violet pendant hand=ging amid all that green and yellow!
Your painting is truly stunning! Great work!

Sadami said...

Oohhhh, ~(*o*)~!! What a wonderful work, Rhonda! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ Cheers, Sadami

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

you've got the texture and colour on the leaves down really well :D too cold to grow bananas here without a greenhouse, and you would probably need a pretty big one to grow them lol

Debbie Nolan said...

Ah Rhonda - what an interesting plant. Will be looking forward to seeing this work completed. Hope you had a great weekend. Hugs!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Laura, Sadami, Jennifer Rose and Debbie. It will come together soon :) I appreciate your comments!