A yellow species called the Hawaiian hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei) became the Hawaiian official state flower in 1988, despite it not being native to Hawaii. This is Hawaii’s second official state flower. The first was the red hibiscus (Hibiscus kokio) which was native to Hawaii. Fame is fleeting.This is a moderately popular ornamental flower in Hawaii. Hawaiian hibiscus shrubs bear blooms almost every day, year round. The striking and beautiful yellow hibiscus is also known as the pua aloalo or ma'o hau hele in the Hawaiian language. Hibiscuses come in a floral rainbow of colors. Some hibiscuses are a mixture of colors, but one color will predominate.
White stands for purity, beauty and the female. Yellow is associated with happiness, sunshine and good luck. Pink is not only the favorite color of many little girls. It also stands for friendship and all kinds of love, not just romantic love. Purple is associated with mystery, knowledge and the higher classes. Red is a symbol of love and passion.
I created my painting using the acrylic pouring technique called "Dutch pour". The delicate laciness of the petals couldn't have come out any better. I'm thrilled with the outcome.
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December 2nd, 2019
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