Blushing Peonies

acrylic, acrylic painting, art, artist, botanical, mary gaspar art, marygaspar painting, painting, still life

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.


Sketching out the placement of flowers…


Beginning the underpainting


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


Adding contrast…


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