Hawaiian Beauty by Ken Powers
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This is another amazing flower I discovered on my recent trip to Hawaii. I am not sure what it is but I was very fascinated by it. I used a combination of Winsor & Newton watercolor paint, Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paint, and Daniel Smith watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The textures of the paper really interacted nicely with the paints.

I am a still-life and floral watercolor artist based in the Tacoma, Washington USA area. My work can be found in collections throughout the world as well as on the set of ABC Studio’s television series, “Desperate Housewives.”

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  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 4 years ago

    Another beauty Ken. I live the backgrounds picking up form and very interesting color.

  • Thank you very much! This was an unusual one for sure!

    – Ken Powers

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 4 years ago

    I like the backgrounds… lousy typist!

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    Ah, Ken, you did it again! Stunning! Great contrast & definition.

  • Thank you Marsha! This was a fun one!

    – Ken Powers

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonabout 4 years ago

    Very vibrant- I love the way you’ve handled the paint and let it flow in the flower.

  • Thank you Lora! I appreciate you having a look!

    – Ken Powers

  • JennyArmitage
    JennyArmitageabout 4 years ago

    Very nice.

  • Thanks Jenny!

    – Ken Powers

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Thanks Cindy!!

    – Ken Powers

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganabout 4 years ago

    Stunning, Ken. Love the colours and the transparency. The red just pops against the wonderful greens.

  • Thank you! I was originally going to use permanent rose but discovered I was completely out so I went in a different direction!

    – Ken Powers

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerabout 4 years ago

    This is really nice, Ken. I like the way you’ve used the blues on the flower to define the petals, love the colour combinations, the pink against the bluey greens and am enjoying the warmer hues on the background.

  • Thank you Ann! I didn’t want to subdue the reds and pinks too much but I definitely wanted to get a little more character into those petals.

    – Ken Powers

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansabout 4 years ago

    You deserve to be famous!

  • You are too kind Fran!

    – Ken Powers

  • bernzweig
    bernzweigabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition, Ken. It has great movement as well as color balance throughout. Keep it up!

  • Thank you very much! I had fun with this one!

    – Ken Powers


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