Before I moved to south Alabama, I had never seen camellias that not only survived, but thrived throughout the winter. We have two species here, one that blooms in the fall to early winter and the other which blooms late winter into early spring. They are both lovely, with various shades of deep red to pure white, and some are variegated. My challenge with this one was suggesting the light coming through the petals.
5"x7", Watercolor on 140# paper