was named “First and Last Blooms” because it contains the Hydrangea
with is among the first blooms of Summer and the Hyacinth which
was the last remaining bloom of Spring. Eric enjoyed painting
the intricate detail of this large Hydrangea following his trip
to Saint Michael Island in the Azores, where he was so impressed
by the profusion of Hydrangeas he had to paint them.
Eric chose the white lace as is mirrors the shape of the petals
in the hydrangea in the cut-outs.