There are a lot of flowers that I used to grow before moving to Florida that I can't seem to get working in the garden here. Iris are probably one of the flowers I miss having the most, so I tend to photograph and paint them a lot when we travel. This blue iris was at the botanical garden in Austin Texas.
Each spring we get to see a wild show of yellow cactus blossoms on the beach road at Fort Clinch after the rain. I have a collection of photos taken over the past few years from bike riding out that way but this is the first painting from those images. Ironically as often as we are in the southwest it is in Florida that the cactus flowers captured my attention.