Magnolias are one of my favorite flower blooming trees. They're tough fragrant trees with elegant beauty. The blooms release their sweet floral lemony scent for almost half the year. These trees have been around for millions of years. Magnolia fossils date back to Tertiary period, 100 million years ago. They were around before bees were, so they relied on beetles for pollination.
It took me a longtime to finish this painting! I painted several paintings and kept going back to it until I finished, glad I stuck with it, I went larger than I've done in a long time. Its in Oil, on a 16x40 Gallery Wrap canvas.