Hi there, how are you?
A small bunch of peony buds found their way into my shopping basket this week so I decided they would be my painting models for the week.
The peonies below are painted on A6 sized pieces of paper. They were my first little practices. I have a few reds and pinks and wasn’t sure which one to use, after painting these I realised the pink leaned too far to blue and wasn’t really working with the red of the calyx’s.
In the end chose a warmer pink (permanent rose) this is a better match to the flowers; still not sure about the green, I’ll try something else next time.
When you buy the buds they are like small pom poms, then as they unfurl the flower opens up to reveal sooo many petals. It’s very easy to get lost in the shapes.
I’m hoping to see the flower centres before the outer petals wither away, they usually don’t appear till the flowers start to wilt because the petals are packed so tightly.
There are only five flowers in the bunch and they are opening at different rates, I just paint the flowers that interest me at the time then turn the vase to draw a different angle.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x