Monday, June 15, 2009

Peonies

36" x 36" oil on wood panel SOLD

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.

7 comments:

Greg & Ashley said...

lush

Anonymous said...

i cannot wait to put it up! i am so proud and so pysched that it's mine!

DesBisoux said...

Real nice...

Amanda Stone Talley said...

Love Your Work-Great Paintings! Talmadge sent your link! He has two of my paintings. I have a studio on the corners of First and Magazine--please stop by if you are in the neighborhoood!

Miss A said...

so amazing!!! tell me when you can do another for us!!

KristenB said...

Wow...I love it.

Bill said...

reminds me of the dennis the menace movie when mr. wilson was waiting for his prize flower to open it's bloom once every ten years when dennis shouted "Mr. Wilson" you've been robbed" and everyone in the garden club turned his head and by the time they turned back to the flower it had bloomed and closed.