Last weekend I bought these flowers and set them up on my kitchen counter. I have painted about 7 pieces so far. This one is on an 8 by 8 piece of Masa paper that had been gessoed. It makes for interesting textures and works well with watercolor. After all watercolor tends to do its on thing anyway.
I took this photo while exploring the Charleston, South Carolina Aquarium. I used my new Nikon D800 with an 50 MM lens. This is the inspiration for the next few paintings.