I started with a pencil drawing on a pre-toned canvas board.
Put in the darks and keep it loose and wet.
Next those beautiful pinks of the peonies and start the lights on the roses.
Peonies and Roses
original by Peter Yesis
oil on canvas board
I picked these this morning after we had severe thunderstorms last night. The wind and rain have really beat down the peonies but the roses have popped open with today's sun. I guess I may be nearing the end of peony season and the beginning of rose season.