Saturday morning, I went to the ornamental gardens at the Ottawa Experimental Farm to take pictures of their gorgeous peonies. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain and, since my husband was patiently ( ?) waiting in the car for me, I rushed with my camera from peony bush to peony bush. In about 10 minutes, I took about 140 pictures - as you can imagine, the resulting photographs will not win any prize for composition and lighting, but they will provide me with inspiration for the months to come.
Here are a few of these pictures. If some of you, my blogging friend,s want to use them as reference for your own painting, please don't hesitate!