Pink Peonies, 8”x 8”

Yesterday, I was excited to find some beautiful peonies in my local grocery store. I wasn’t expecting to find any more fresh ones so I grabbed a bouquet of pink and red and rushed home and made a few arrangements. Not planning to paint I placed the arrangements in my fridge. The water was partially frozen (I guess I need to adjust my settings)

I began with an under painting in terra rosa wiping out the lights.

Then I covered the flowers in a wash of pure magenta to create warm transparent color. Then I set a timer for an hour to keep myself from overworking the painting. I then gave myself a few extra minutes for finishing and then back to the refrigerator for the flowers.