8x8 oil on panel $175
I painted the peonies again this morning, (almost all day actually). They are still so beautiful and sweet smelling. I am hoping the last two buds will open. I would also like to do a painting with them arranged like Manet's laying on a table. Below are the process shots.
I am pretty happy with this and I think it is finished. I may adjust the shape of the flower in the top left corner.
This is the charcoal sketch. I did it on the panel that I wiped out yesterday. It took me quite a while to arrange the flowers but I like the composition and could not wait to get started.
Initial block-in. I used a bristle brush to scrub in the basic shapes. At this point I am pretty happy with it.
Adding mid-tones and building up paint layers. At this point I am pretty sure I can't save it!