Friday, June 06, 2008

Daily Painting Practice - Peonies and Roses

Starting a new large painting and the little daily at the same time. The large painting is the local flower market. I'll show you progress photos along the way. I thought the difference in the sizes was interesting.
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.
click on the image to enlarge the painting

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.


Marilyn M. King said...

Peter, this is so lovely! I went "oooooo" when I first saw the thumbnail. You knew just when to stop, before working it too much, a skill that I continue to work for.
That background tone that you utilize often is really classic looking- so appropriate.
Do you use a pre-prepared canvas board or make your own. I noticed that the edges are wrapped and wondered if you wrapped your own. I usually just mount the canvas on masonite and cut off the excess, but the wrapped edge looks better if someone wants to display the painting in as easel.

Holly Van Hart said...

so fresh and lovely. not overworked. you've captured the flowers perfectly.

Cara said...

Beautiful Peter -