Pink Peonies in Process: Stage 1

11x14" oil on canvas panel; contact the artist for purchase information.

11×14″ oil on canvas panel; contact the artist for purchase information.

Yesterday, as I began this painting, the peony buds were still tight-lipped, but in anticipation of their imminent debut, I could not hold back my brush. How I love these plush, fragrant blossoms that I hope for in the dead of winter. Though these are all a warm pink in the beginning stages, I plan to cool them with the next pinkish layers of paint, and make one a little redder and darker than the others.

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