Another first for me....a dark background. It is almost black but not quite. I love the contrast that the dark background creates against the pink peonies. I have wanted to paint peonies for a long time. They are one of my favorite flowers, as is true for many people. But, they are very hard to paint because of the many petals. I included two buds as well, and think that the buds are just as pretty as the flower. "Midnight" in the title, of course, relates to the dark background and "Awakening" pertains to the bud and the anticipation of the coming flower. The painting is now in a juried exhibit at The Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach and won the Award of Excellence.
3/31/2021 09:48:34 am
This is an amazing piece of art. It looks like you gave your all on this one. It is a piece that I can see a lot of people buying in the future. If you ever try to put this up for sale, then I would be happy to take it off your hands. I can never think of any other way to make my life better. There are people who will never understand what art is, that is all.
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I am a retired art teacher and now a full time professional artist who loves to paint and share my paintings with family, friends art lovers and patrons.