Saturday, February 20, 2016

Peonies in Pink

Peonies in Pink
Oil on masonite, 6x6

Another day of playing with my new Princeton Catalysts - and the thick, textural strokes they make!  I find I am liking the #6 head the most, it seems to work in a natural way when making "palette knife" like strokes.  I have some others coming, too - and I can hardly wait to experiment with them!  These are exceptional to use with the thick, buttery oils.  It is a bit like spreading icing!!  I have so many peonies in the flower beds, and here I am working from last year’s photo reference.  Hard to believe these beauties will be bursting in just two months!  This painting makes 1144 in 1144 days.

1 comment:

  1. They are marvellously rendered. I wonder where you live that you have peonies at this time of year?