18x18 Oil on Canvas
Last spring one of my students brought some pink peonies for my class to paint in a still life arrangement. I had some white ones that we mixed with them to make a fuller bouquet. I can almost smell the fragrance they made as I write this post. Their aroma is extremely pleasing to me. As I painted this composition, I changed the peonies to a more peach colored pink in this painting. They were actually an intense or hot pink color, but this particular "vignette" of peonies, I wanted to do warm tones. I enjoy the challenge of the anatomy of the particular flower, peony. Since this image was taken, I've painted the bud in the foreground a little sharper. I felt it didn't need to be quite so lost and it needed to come more forward. I have set my white peonies in still lifes every year for about 9 years now. Each year I find that they are a challenge. I don't know why they are a little difficult, but I thoroughly enjoy the process of painting them and hope that I learn more each time. To see the price of this painting you can click Peonies.