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Art by Dan and Deanne DeSilva
Six 4 ¼ x 6 ¼ inch notecards and envelopes, depicting paintings featured in various series. Price of the notecard sets is $10.
At The Reefs
A painting of the original entrance to The Reefs Hotel. The palm forms an important counter balance to the white shutter and large white portions of the chimney.
This is a view of the Victualling Yard at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Somerset. The empty shells of the buildings in a once bustling quartermaster area are filled with colour.
Bird of Paradise
A painting of a Bird of Paradise plant in my yard. I chose to focus on only one of the blooms in order to frame it with the green of the leaves and provide a sense of depth.
A painting of my house featuring some midday sun coming across the front of the building. The low viewing angle allows us to see through the shutters to the windows behind.
This is a shutter on a building that is adjacent to Darrell's Wharf. I was drawn to the contrast of the whites in the window and interior blinds against the blue of the shutter.
Through the Bay Grape
This painting was a challenge to render the various colours found on a bay grape plant in mid summer season. I seem to be constantly brought back to painting bay grapes!
I have always wanted to represent one of the most fragrant flowers of Bermuda. I particularly like this extremely colourful variety found just outside the perfume factory.
The poinciana is a beautiful tree found all over Bermuda. The flowers can vary in intensity from an orange to a deep red, and are a familiar sight during the summer.
Heart of Hibiscus
This is one of a number of pink hibiscus paintings I have produced. What I appreciate about this one is that it is a focus of the flower alone with no supporting foliage.
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church is an icon of the Old Town. I have always appreciated the geometric forms of the triangle and the circle in the façade at the top of the main stairs.
This view was a surprise as I walked around the Old Town trying to find imges for the St. George's show. I like the older chimney in front with its chips and flaws.
The unfinished church is an unforgetable location. The ruin is a point of interest for many who visit Bermuda. Does anyone really know why it was never finished?
The plant is reduced to a pattern of green leaves and two blooms, similar in its aproach to "Bird of Pardise". This symbol of a green Christmas is a favorite of my wife Deanne.