Monday, June 4, 2012

Peonies, Work in Progress

My set up

work in progress
I have been bringing huge bouquets of these white peonies into the house all week, and I have been wanting to try and paint them.  I find I hesitate, because I don't paint flowers very often, but I love them so much that I want to be able to do them justice, and not fail!  So, finally today, I gave it a go... I picked out 2 smaller blooms and some red roses for my set up.  I was happy with how it came out, but the finished painting will have to wait until we get a fair day, so I can take a picture of it. 


  1. Thanks Debbie, for showing your set-up. I don't know why I make it so hard for myself- I always just plop my item down on the table, that has all kinds of stuff behind it, no uniform background color or anything.
    It's getting to be a bad habit!

  2. Debbie, I want to thank you for showing your setup, too. I'm struggling to find a way to change my perspective and limit the light on my still life. You make it look so simple to construct the box... is it cardboard or wood?

  3. Very nice work! I must say I had a lovely time this morning going through your paintings. Bravo!

    1. Thank you Helen, that's nice to hear!


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