Friday, July 6, 2007

Peony



This sort of thing has NOT been my style, probably because I didn't think I could draw something this complicated, thought I'd get lost in the drawing (it's easy!) and didn't think I had the patience. Well, I tried it and I like the results. And now I know a LOT more about peonies and how they're put together. I painted each section separately and waited until all was dry around a section before I painted it. With so many little pieces in a peony, there are always dry areas in which to paint. I used a much smaller brush than I normally do. During the course of the painting, I figured out to make a beautiful red glow and that's worth the whole project! I'm certainly not going to do this sort of thing all the time, but it's fun to add another tool/technique to my stash.

Now I'm trying to decide whether to put in a background. It would just be faint, maybe just at the bottom. Maybe none at all . . .

3 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Jane,

This is such a change from your normal style that I would have never guessed it was yours! This is just lovely, and that red glow you achieved is perfect. Wow, you must be pleased by this.....Susan

RHCarpenter said...

Jane, you just get better and better - is there anything you cannot paint?? I'm envious, but also so proud and happy to have been able to share your artistic journey with you through several online groups. Keep growing, girl!!!

Susan Borgas said...

When this gorgeous peony opened up in my feed reader I just had to find my way to your blog and make a comment.

Isn't it great to pull something off when we are out of our comfort zone. :D