Peonies

Peonies

6″ x 6″ Acrylic

This is the painting for the first day of the Acrylic University 5 Day Mini Paint Challenge. I was late logging into the class on my computer to discover that my panel should have been painted with black gesso. I scrambled to paint the panel black and blotted it with paper towels. The subject was flowers. I had no idea what kind of flowers, but I followed along with Jed painting pink flowers and blending shades of green. Then, I lost the connection to the video feed on the computer. Eventually, I was able to resume the class through my phone. It was difficult and small to see the photo and Jed’s painting, so I made it my own using lots of magenta paint. I decided that the flowers look like peonies that are just getting ready to bloom in our garden.

I learned the following techniques:

1. Mix a little gloss with the paint to make it last longer – even applying it directly to the canvas.

2. Use a hair drier to help dry the paint a little when needed.

3. Be ready to improvise.

2 thoughts on “Peonies”

  1. Wow! Despite all of your problems with the computer connections etc. Also trying to do the lesson on your phone etc. The painting came out lovely! They do look like peonies. I love peonies and have a plant in my garden but have only had 1 or 2 blooms. I have had the plant for several years. The colors in your painting is quite lovely. Beautiful pinks of various shades. The colors of the other plants around them add to making the colors pop. Nicely done despite the forces outside of your control.

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