In doing a little research about the lovely tree that is the focus of this painting, I discovered that the Magnolia genus is ancient, dating back to 95 million years ago. They are an angiosperm (flowering plant) that appeared before bees. So perhaps, in a way, the magnolias are one of the plants that called bees into existence. Thinking about this gets my poetic juices flowing. Perhaps there is a poem in the ether to accompany this painting.
Anyway, this little photo is a pretty rough rendition of the painting. Once I get a quality photo of it I’ll be able to make prints of it for my etsy shop. Enjoy!