Absent from the garden photo is my early blooming red peony. I cut the blooms this morning because this one shatters in just a few days and it is 83 degrees today. I hope I can get a start on painting it before Auntie Pauline's peonies bloom - that is the white one you have seen in my previous paintings.
I have painted this red one several times over the years. Most memorable is a 15 x 11 inch colored pencil drawing in 1998 called "Turning Point" that was purchased by the University of Washington. Wow! that was 20 years ago. I've had this peony plant a long time.
|Auntie Laura's Red Magic Peony - my next painting.|