Original Size: 16"x20"
Price for Original Painting: $300
Description of "Indian Yellow"
This is a cherry blossom painting with cadmium red and Indian yellow color flowers. I named the title of this cherry blossom painting after the new "Indian Yellow" acrylic paint that I recently bought. The background is painted in blue with a sponge tapping technique. The flowers are two dimensional, with a red and yellow center and blue outline of the distinct heart shape of cherry blossom petals.
Inspiration for "Indian Yellow"
My inspiration for the "Indian Yellow" cherry blossom painting comes from the yellow and orange California poppies I saw in my hike to Sycamore Canyon Waterfall in Newbury Park, CA. I tried to recreate the vibrant orange and yellow poppy colors in this painting. The Sycamore Canyon trail cuts through Satwiwa and Point Mugu State Park, which is part of the old Chumash Indian trade route. On the way to the waterfall, my friends and I passed the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center and saw a tepee and lots of yellow and orange California poppies in full bloom along the trail. There was also a field of purple wildflowers that make you feel like you're in the mountain tops of Austria in the Sound of Music. Below are pictures of the Sycamore Canyon Waterfall hike, California poppies, and the tepee. Many people believe that Southern CA is barren without any nature or trees. I'm trying to prove them all wrong, there are pockets of beautiful hiking trails in the mountains with beautiful wildflowers, oak trees, and other chaparral. In my hikes, I have seen all sorts of animals from mallard ducks, lizards, coral snakes, hawks, frogs, salamanders. I'm so happy that there are still parts of the nature in Southern CA that remains beautiful and unspoiled by human and industrial expansion.