Peony Holy Fire, Watercolor Painting, Feng Shui

The Story Behind the Painting - Peony, Holy Fire, Phoenix Rising

A few days before the winter solstice, 2021, I could feel the stirring of this other-worldly flower, a peony, calling to me most powerfully. I began to see it in my mind's eye, and so I prepared a drawing. This would be the framework for when the energies arrived more fully. Curious about what spirit would bring would bring as a name for this painting, I waited. As the painting began to take form, I heard Holy Fire, then later Phoenix Rising. The ephemeral petals of this flower had a strong effect on me as I worked with them. The artwork forming beneath my brush embodied the energy of a powerfully purifying spiritual fire. As I painted, it cleared my energy field and burned off the dross, fear, and abrupt changes beginning to take place in 2021. As I continued to work on it, that energy continued to build, take form, and is embodied as light in physical form within the work of art itself. Beauty is healing.

See the installation and home decor project I did with Peony Holy Fire, Phoenix Rising.

Holy Fire, Phoenix Rising watercolor painting, Flower Essence Transmission Collection

Shop small prints & posters of Holy Fire Phoenix Rising in my online store.


Holy Fire Phoenix Rising small archival prints

Shop the above print here.


See this work of art in progress here.


Thanks for visiting.
Leslie Montana