Bluebonnet Pansy

"Bluebonnet Pansy"
12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas 
It's her season. She's in full bloom, receptive and open to the possibilities of Spring.  The bluebonnet pansy was one of the beauties I dropped my hat to at the conservatory the other day. Imagine a field of them… I have. 

The veins on this beauty reminded me so much of my celestial/synapse paintings. I had to exercise restraint as I dragged color across the petals, and not make them into little works of art in and of themselves.