California Columbine

"California Columbine"
6" x 6"
Oil on Hardboard panel
My friend, Jock Cooper, went to Huntington Gardens in California with his family last week.  I had the nerve to ask him to photograph a closeup of a flower for me.  This is what he sent this afternoon.  I'm delighted to have painted my first columbine!

I grew up with wild columbine, but I don't have access to them where I live now.  Oh, I can see them in a couple gated communities, but can't convince the keepers to let me in with my camera.  So this was perfect!  Thank you Jock.

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