Thursday, February 4, 2016

Peonies


Oil on canvas
8 x 8

I LOVE peonies. Love love love them.  But they are a mystery to my painting eye.  I attempt to paint them about once a year… that's the time it takes for me to forget how hard it is.  So today I bought a bunch of them at Michael's.  I am pleasantly surprised with the result.  I wiped it off twice.  All the different shades of pinks!  I only realized my painting was pretty when I was done and the picture was taken.  So I hope you enjoy them because you might not see them in my gallery until next year ;)

Here's my reference photo (taken in my closet, in the dark with a flashlight shining through my sunglasses to give it an orange glow) Hey, whatever works!