Blue Bonnet

"Blue Bonnet"
7" x 5"
Oil on hardboard
I did this quick study of a Blue Bonnet while I was waiting for a large toned canvas to dry. The structure of this kind of flower is not what I normally paint, but since I got to see it in person, I thought I'd document it for posterity.   

The canvas I toned is for a peony painting. I'm starting  a 24"x24" inch pink one.  It should be fun to paint — a month before we'll even see one in bloom.  I'm thankful I've taken lots of good photos.