My neighbor, Vicki is a fabulous gardener and I just realized today that she has hollyhocks growing in her garden! Hollyhocks remind me of my childhood as we had them growing so tall in the alley behind our house when I was growing up. I remember the bees especially liked their nectar. Their beauty has stood the test of time.
Side note: I painted this entire painting upside down. Don't ask me how that happened, I don't even know, but it did. I just know that I signed it and something felt wrong....could be that the pollen defied gravity.