Peonies, are a sign of love. Their petals are heart-shaped. Legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. According to legend this doctor was "saved" from the fate of dying as there mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony.
6 in. x 9 in. watercolor on watercolor paper.