A somewhat experimental piece, perhaps. I have long liked the idea of pictures that zoom right in on a part of a plant, a la Georgia O'Keeffe. Not that I can match her work, but why not give it a try anyway?
The lavender is a bit more purple in the original. It's something I have noticed when photographing paintings: for some reason, the camera does not pick up purple very well, and tends to render it too bluish.
When I was a kid, we did not have TV. We got the weather report on the radio, but through all those lazy summer days, it always seemed to be the same report: "Partly cloudy and mild, with scattered thunderstorms." You can't really go wrong with such a report in summer here.
Over much of South Africa, rain is mostly in the form of summer afternoon storms rolling in from the south. It often creates this rather pleasing effect: you are standing in bright sunlight, but half the sky is already covered in dark, approaching clouds.
Acrylics on Masonite, 37 x 52 cm (= about 14 x 20 inches):
Rather larger than most of what I have done thus far. And thus perhaps a tad awkward; working larger turned out quite different, and will take some getting used to! I may also tweak it a little bit more...