Blushing Peonies

My latest painting was commissioned to celebrate a couple’s 10 year anniversary. Their wedding flowers were pink and white peonies…and this piece will hang in their master bedroom. Gahhhh, how romantic, no?! I love the sentiment behind this painting and how the piece itself is a botanical feast for the eyes. I named it “Blushing Peonies” as an ode to the actual name of these lush soft pinky white flowers and also as a nod to the sheer romance they evoke.

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Sketching out the placement of flowers…

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Beginning the underpainting

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I loved the roughness at this stage in the painting. So undone…and a little sexy.

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Adding contrast…

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Placing it next to my painting, Spring Ranunculus, to see the contrast of the black vs. the white background

Blushing Peonies, 24 x 36, acrylic on canvas

The finished painting, Blushing Peonies, 24 x 36, acrylic on canvas

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