10x10 Oil on Canvas
I have white peonies that bloom every spring in my yard. Each year I hardly can wait to paint them. Their anatomy is so delicate and beautiful. There are yellows and oranges that radiate out in the middle and through the slender petals from the center of the bloom itself. Then on the outside of the bloom away from the bulbular center fall these very pale pink and white petals that catch light blue reflections from the sky and artificial light. Peonies are a little challenging to paint, and sometimes I feel more successful in painting them than other times, but they are always a joy to try to emulate. The pink vase is one of my still life favorites and I save it for very special flowers. It is like a favorite child (laugh). This year it seemed to cry out to me, to place these few peonies in it. They compliment one another very well. This painting is pretty high-key and has a pastel overtone. To buy it you can click Peonies.