Wednesday, March 07, 2007

daily painting practice- last peony

Ok, since I did the painting that showed you my peony garden you might have thought that was the end of them. Not quite, but I think this is the last peony painting until this year's blooms come in. Peonies make a great painting in almost anything you stick them in. Here I put them in an antique milk bottle.
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White Peonies
oil on masonite

I am finding I like to use a mixture of linseed oil and Liquin as a medium when I paint flowers. It helps with the loose brush work and the transparency of the darks. Enjoy!


Louis Boileau said...

This is beautiful. Nice loose brushstrokes.

Parisbreakfasts said...

A beauty Pete!!
Another one..I love the new site look. Much more friendly to your lovely paintings IMO :)

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Robin Weiss said...

Nice and loose, Love it!