Monday, June 15, 2009
This is another commission piece for a good friend in Dallas. She loves peonies and loves the color red so here you go. The challenging part was that the flowers actually open up rather quickly and then begin to wilt. So I had to keep them in the fridge over night to preserve them. I had to work fast, when I placed them back in the set-up, because the flower would keep opening up more and more with each hour that passed altering the composition. With a smaller painting it would not have been too difficult, but 36" x 36" is pretty big to work from direct observation if the subject matter is constantly changing.
All that said, I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out.