I enjoyed a day out with my watercolor buddies in October at Descanso Gardens. I sketched this camellia there then added the watercolors later. My plan from the beginning was to make it a Christmas gift for my very dear friend in England, Pam, who does amazing things with flowers in her garden. Pink is her favorite color, so I took the liberty of adding a touch of pink to this flower which was actually all white.
This is the FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER GIVEN MY PAINTINGS AS GIFTS! A trememdous step for me. It is presumptuous to think that someone else might think my painting is good enough to put on their wall! Or even that it would match their home's style! Over the next month I will be posting three more paintings that I gifted this Christmas.