There are so many different flowers here, but not all are native to Hawaii and I want to identify them as I draw them if possible. Non-native plants are a bit harder to identify - you can't just type "Hawaii" into Google and find them easily LOL.
Drawing in the shade on the lanai is easier than walking around in the hot sun too, so I did another study of the ginger, a little bigger this time. Drawing the ginger is a little like drawing a pinecone - the overlapping flower blossoms require attention and time. I'm a bit too much of a "speed drawer" to do a good job, but hey, I'm on vacation, right?
I'm enjoying a winter break in Maui, absorbing sun, soft air, and even more birdsong than we have at home in Vancouver. I'm also enjoying all of the flowers, as you can see here in a sketchbook spread.
There is nothing like travel to make you appreciate God's glory! We stay in a condominium known for its lush gardens; this hibiscus and this ginger are on our lanai (the Hawaiian word for patio).
I took a page from Stamping Mathilda's playbook and made these bookmarks while all the scraps from the recent Christmas cards were still on my desk. That worked out well - all the color matching was done!