I’m participating in an art show at Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, Maryland, a beautiful county park with reconstructed colonial buildings and eight acres of native and exotic plants.  One of the benefits of being here this weekend is that the fall-blooming camellias are at their peak.  At the far reaches of the garden path, overlooking the South River, I saw scores of bushes filled with blooms: reds, whites, and pinks.

London Town Camellia, watercolor, 5" x 7"
London Town Camellia, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

I painted for about an hour before coming back inside to warm up and make some final adjustments.

5 thoughts on “Camellias

    • I hadn’t paid much attention to these flowers until we moved into our current house a couple of years ago. Our neighbor’s camellias bloom outside our kitchen window. I’ve wanted to paint them, but they are a kind that blooms in February, when it is much too cold here for me to want to paint outdoors. What a treat to find these blooming while the weather is still warm enough for me to sit and paint for an hour.

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