Peony Bud Daily Painting

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Peony Bud – 6" x 6" (15.25 x 15.25 cm) – Oil on Gessoed Panel

Peonies inspire me to slow down and to take the time to really understand them. I love the variation of colors on the petals, how the protective outer petals have a deep rose edge that slide into a rich green. The stems are somewhat fluted, this gives them strength while also staying very slender.