Aqua oil on canvas, 30″x 48″
Three big Poinciana trees grace my property, two are red flowers and one is yellow. In winter they are partially bare with just a scattering of their delicate, fern-like leaves, but in summer they are an explosion of vivid color. All of the Poinciana is covered in blossoms save for the remaining winter leaves, and new leaf growth does not appear until the tree has blanketed the ground with all their fallen flowers. In winter, the ground is scattered with their large seed pods that hold the promise for more of these beautifully arched, colorful, tropical trees.