Silversword, original watercolor painting on silk by Clytie Mead. Professionally framed and ready to hang, this work features a beautiful endemic Hawaiian silversword plant flowering. The Hawaiian name for the silversword is ʻāhinahina. The silversword is a very rare and endangered plant, found only at the higher altitudes of Maui and Hawai’i Island.
Clytie has been working with watercolor on silk since 1999, taking an average of 20 to 30 hours to complete a painting with her earned expertise. She paints with regular watercolors and brushes on imported Chinese silk which has been specially treated to resist blurring or running.
To learn more about Clytie Mead and her process, you can visit her bio page here.