Title of Commission

 
  Aloes in Wonderland    30x40 oil   on linen, commission

Aloes in Wonderland   30x40 oil on linen, commission

 

             Two good friends of mine are owners of an amazing exotic aloe, cycad and agave nursery in Santa Barbara. The name of their nursery is  "Aloes in Wonderland"  and over the years they have commissioned me to paint their property a number of times. This 30x40 oil is by far the most challenging of all as there are five distinct species that require botanical accuracy. The main hero of this painting is Aloe Rubroviolacea which blooms every year during the winter months. Here are a few in progress photos as well as a photo of their property.