Monday, September 27, 2010

Peony

Peony - 11 x 14 - oil on canvas (top)
Peony - 12 x 16 - watercolor (bottom)

Indulging a new found passion for watercolor includes doing preliminary studies for all my florals. The top image is a glorious Peony, at bottom is the watercolor study. The oil version gave me more flexibility to be creative with the background.

Peonies are from the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America.

The peony is also named after Paeon, the Greek god of medicine and healing.
I hope to have several peony plants blooming someday in my flower bed.

2 comments:

Christine said...

Really beautiful work!

Katherine Thomas said...

What a great idea to do the same painting in oil and then watercolor. Both beautiful, but you learned about how each paint responds for you.