I originally saw this flower in a garden when I was painting for Bloomin Artists in Hampton earlier this summer, then I saw it again at Kingsbrae Gardens in St. Andrews when I visited there this summer I was drawn to this flower right away, the texture and vibrant color, they stand about 4 feet high and are very dominant. I started with an under painting done in watercolor and then layered soft pastel.
Pastel 11×14