Our quarterly planning meeting at the Arboretum was a couple weeks ago. With the meeting, we have only short time to paint. On my previous visit I painted a quick Arboretum Fountain. This time I had some flowers in mind. A favorite artist painted a watercolor of some orange flowers with a dark green background and I wanted to try something like that. I painted some front yard iris flowers last April with a dark background which I enjoyed doing. I looked around for quite awhile for what I had in mind and finally found some interesting orange flowers in various stages of bloom. I also liked the bands of light on dark, and dark on light that I saw in the setting. Next visit I'll see if there is a name plate for these flowers!