Took me a bit longer than expected to get setup and painting here in California but here is the first of many paintings to come. I will be getting out and doing some landscapes but have been blown away by the number of flowers to paint here. It is instant summer color with some summer heat as well unfortunately. I did my best photographing this painting without my usual home setup. The contrast is too high and as usual the camera drops a lot of the purple/violet colors. This might be my new favorite floral, hope you like it too leave me a comment or click like please!