Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Peonies and peaches


Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
The peonies bloom for such a short amount of time, and every year I try to get at least one painting of them. Painting white flowers never seems to get easier. It's always a struggle mixing the right values and colors to define the shape. This is a study for a larger piece. 

5 comments:

KELLIE JOBSON said...

I love this one! I know what you mean about white flowers, you really can't take any creative liberties.
Everything has to spot on, I think you did a fine job.

Janice Thurston said...

STRONG
CRISP
CONFIDENT
and
SURE

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Kathy.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

You did a wonderful job. The whites are great. Love this picture.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

P.S. The plate is quite amazingly done. Simple strokes, but so definitive.