Super excited to share the process of this creating this triptych I just completed with a Cuban style and Palm Beach influenced vibe. A slight departure from my traditional Chinoiserie style, this thick dense jungle is dripping with vines and details.
The color palette for this piece was drawn from several pieces that inspired me. It was a treat to also collaborate with Caitlin Dinkins of Zoe Bios Creative on the general inspiration and feel for this piece.
I gather a LOT of reference when I do a large piece like this. These passionflower vines were SO lovely I just had to incorporate them. I wanted a vine to sort of link the panels together and create more of a wild jungle look. Here you can see me drawing out some of the blooms on paper before transferring them to the canvas. If you are interested in my reference inspiration you can visit my Pinterest board.
This piece has MANY birds perched within it’s leaves and branches. I did my best to include mostly native living or extinct birds of the Palm Beach and/or Cuban habitat like the Cuban Red Macaw, the Cuban Land Snail, Cuban Tody. Here you can see Torch Ginger and a Hyacinthe Macaw.
So that’s how it was created! Thanks for following along. If you are interested in purchasing the original piece, please reach out and let me know you are interested. In addition, there are limited edition prints of the triptych offered by Zoe Bios Creative to the trade!