Tropical Mosaic

“Tiled Pineapple”
oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″

First, I made the underpainting with Cad Orange and Cad Red and made a mental note that this would be a blue green painting lots of tropcial colors.

The idea was to make a painting design built upon the pattern on the skin of the pineapple. Looking closely, there is almost a spiral upward of rows of small pentagons. Within them are protrusions, and spikes and dents and all sorts of repetitive tracks.

You can see immediately why it was so labor intensive.

Someone out there has a home in Hawaii or has a tropical decor and would like this painting in an honored place. Please contact me via email if you would like to consider acquiring this piece.

6 thoughts on “Tropical Mosaic”

  1. Hi Mike,
    Thanks for the comments, I’m enjoying your pineapple series and all your experimentation. I think half the fun is trying new things and figuring stuff out. You look like you’re definitely having some fun. looking forward to checking back and seeing what you’re up to.
    Best,
    Todd

  2. Todd, you make me humble. Seeing that baseball of yours just slays me. I still have no idea how you do it!

    Thanks for the positive comments!

    Mike

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