Red Bee Balm

"Red Bee Balm"
6" x 6"
Acrylic on hardboard
I grew up where bee balm grew wild, but it was purple. The first time I saw the red variety I thought it had been dyed like the orange and blue mums for a football game.  Um… nope. Red is the most common color of the domesticated border flower, which is also used to make tea. 

This is the first of three small paintings I made at the Garden today. The others will post over the next couple of days.