The inspiration for this painting Resplendent was when I was walking through the Wisley gardens in the UK. Its part of a recent series of stunning peonies I saw & photographed like crazy. The colours of these peonies were such a vivid shade of fuchsia. The composition just captured my attention & I just loved the centre… the delicate stamens having a complete mind of their own. There truly is no other flower like the peony. I love all the green background highlighting the stunning pinks. It was the perfect painting to put a resin finish on it.