Saturday, April 11, 2015

 
Peonies
5" x 5"
Original Oil On
Ampersand Museum Quality Panel
 
SOLD
 
I spent a good part of my life living in Wisconsin where the reward for surviving the brutal winter is peonies in the spring. I miss peonies here in South Carolina where they are much more difficult to grow.
 
I can not resist tiny vases full of flowers.  What is more beautiful?  This tiny piece of perfection begged to be immortalized in paint.
 
 Usually I shy away from painting flowers because I am flat out scared of them- especially "petally" flowers!  For these peonies I relaxed a bit and practiced seeing shapes and not the millions of folds and tiers.

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