This painting reminds me of vintage Hawaiian kitsch. (I never set out to create these vibes, they just happen. What can I say?) The flower that takes the place of the "O" in "LOVE" also reminds me of those old woodcarvings they used to do.
This is one of the first paintings where I've documented my process, and you might enjoy a few snapshots of it as it evolved.
It starts with cutting blue painter's tape into shapes and laying them down on the paper. Once I'm satisfied with the shape of the L, V and E it's time to ink in the rose that makes up the O. This is all done freehand! After that, I paint in the stripes in the background. I try to clash the colors as much as possible.
Continuing with the "clashing" theme, I paint in the yellow rose and green leaves, then pull up the tape and color in the letters. Notice that the rose, leaves and letters are all in comparatively cool colors. That is, they're yellow... but a colder, more lemony yellow that the hot yellow-orange in the background. Since cool colors are usually supposed to be in the background, this "flattens" the image and makes it seem to vibrate more.
As always, this one is available as a print... you can make them up to five feet wide! Let me just show you some of the tiki vibe here.