Velvet Elvis, 24″ x 30″, oil on linen, 2015. Original available
Velvet Elvis is part of the plectranthus family of plants. This one is slow growing and creates tubular purple flowers. The leaves are thick and have a rich dark color that is both warm and cool. I grew this on my patio in a large container and painted it right there in the sunlight. I’m crazy about all the shifting pinks in this piece.