acrylic on hardboard
8" x 10"
At the end of our last visit to my parents house my daughter acquired this hibiscus. My mother always feels as if she needs to walk us outside to our car as we say our goodbyes. I looked back to see what was taking so long this time. My daughter had apparently asked my mom for her flower. She was breaking off one of the plant's few blooms. Why? I thought to myself, this beautiful flower isn't even going to make it past the thirty minute car ride home. Thankfully it did. As it lay on the kitchen counter, quickly discarded I decided to put it in water and paint this gorgeous flower.