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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Old-Fashioned Peony

I try to expose my watercolor students to a wide variety of subjects in our paintings.  I have always been a fan of the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe and especially her close up/cropped paintings of flowers.  I have prepared this painting to be our lesson next Monday evening...it is a closely cropped view of an old-fashioned peony.  Because I also like the work of watercolorist Birgit O'Connor, who paints close-up flowers and also uses strong, intense colors and values, this is sort of a lesson on O'Keefe and O'Connor - Wow!  - those Irish ladies!!!  The painting source is from a compilation of several pictures of peonies.

The painting is on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper and is approx 9"x 12".


humbird said...

So beautiful! Thank you!

Barb Sailor said...

humbird - Thank you so much and also thanks for visiting my blog.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Barb - this is a lovely peony. You have captured the essence in such a beautiful way.