Scarlet Admirer, Peony and Cardinal
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel
Scarlet Admirer is the newest daily painting in Flower Mound Studio, and the fresh peonies have decided to stay with me a few more days. I wanted to create something a bit whimsical and festive for the holidays, and the cardinals in our yard this morning inspired this new work. These are those last few days with the Christmas tree still up, the decorations still on the shelves, and the white poinsettias still in the kitchen nook. I am always just a little sad when it's time to put away these holiday mementos. Christmas always ends too soon.