Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Peonies ATC

Oh I love these peonies!  A gift from Grandma Bessie's garden, each year they bloom in profusion and remind me of her!  I first sketch the blooms with ink, paying attention to petal forms. With more time to REALLY study what I'm painting, I am studying more before I lay down those lines.  As I paint in the colors, I push and pull while those masses are still wet. I rarely go back in with a layer over dry paint.  Wet in wet is so much more comfortable for me!  Can't wait to try these blooms in oil! Painting number 2690 in 2690 days.


  1. Beautiful painting and flowers. My little cat loves playing with and eating our Peony plants. :)

  2. I love the roundness of peonies, indeed the holding in of beauty and color as if they don’t want to let it go. This is a more realistic and beautiful painting!