My new mentor, Maritza Bermudez, is a Puerto Rican artist who works with watercolors, acrylics and collage. She has lived in the US for many years. She is exhibited in a number of galleries and has received top awards for her work both locally and internationally.
Here is my painting of the poinsettia based on an original by Maritza.
Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly known as poinsettia, is a species of flowering plant indigenous to Mexico and Central America. The name "poinsettia" is after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the US in 1828. It is also called the Atatürk flower.