Wenatchee Rock Rose (Lewisia tweedyi)

....Each spring, Kevin and I make a pilgrimage to the Eastern Cascades where this member of the Bitterroot family is endemic. The harshness of the terrain in which it lives is a sharp contrast to the profusion of flowers this little plant puts out as the snowmelt recedes. They last only about a week, so timing is critical. My third attempt at painting them became my first successful effort.

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