Passion is a 48"x 48" oil on canvas painting. I painted Passion from a photo I had taken of a peony. It is intense and dramatic. It was amazing from the very early stages. I had intended all along that it be an intense red. I wanted to use many layers of glazes so I began with raw umber and a lighter pink pigment. It looked so good and so different than I had imagined it would be. I stopped painting for a few weeks while I took the time to make sure it should go from the cool pink to an intense red. I took the time to enjoy it as it was. I'm happy I did. I feel as though this piece was fortunate enough to have lived two lives. It is an old soul in a new friend.