White Cosmos Flower
(on Arches Hot Press Watercolor paper - 140 lb)
The Cosmos is a flowering plant in the sunflower family. Spanish priests grew Cosmos in their mission gardens in Mexico. The evenly placed petals led them to christen the flower "Cosmos" the Greek word for harmony or ordered universe. Cosmos, like many of our warm weather annuals such as marigolds, originated in Mexico and South America.
(I painted this as part of a tutorial with Anna Mason from Watercolours With WOW).