Peonies have an ongoing love affair with ants, did you know that? The attraction is in the opening bud of a Peony where it drips with nectar – so stand back because it’s the feast that ants wait for. It’s no wonder there is caution about these gorgeous flowers – bringing pretty white and pink bouquets of Peonies into your home can easily invite the neighborhood ant farm too ~ who knew?
Tender Peony, an acrylic painting (8×6) was completed on canvas paper using mainly Golden and Liquitex acrylic brand paints. I tried out some new brushes by Princeton Select (chisel blender and a flat shader) – that are soft synthetic bristles, the jury is still out on the lasting abilities. The painting was started with an underpainting that barely tinted the support – cerulean blue mixed with a hint of light burnt umber. A perfect backdrop for allowing the tender white peony to take center stage.
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My first painting since I was injured some months back – to say the least I’m very happy to be painting again. I sustained an injury several months ago to the nerves in my neck/shoulder that went straight down the arm and hand. A long healing process, but never-the-less I’m back at it.