Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beautiful, joyful peony

This is the photograph we selected last night as the subject for my water colour painting class: the beautiful tree peony.

It's gorgeous and it's simple...although when I started to draw it I found it actually quite complex.  Marney says that it will be good learning to work with a limited palette.  I'm so looking forward to discovering and trying her her techniques. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

This tree peony is such a joyful dish of blissful beauty.  I'm adding it to Meri's "share the joy" meme. See other joyful posts here.


  1. The peony flower captures the essence of beauty within simplicity.

  2. What a lovely flower and photo. I can't wait to see what will happen.

    I entered art a day for a month last year (fun and very hard at the same time) and thought I would draw an open pink rose one day. Not a color I use, and the layers of the petals were complex. I used pencil so much easier than watercolor.

    I am very excited to see your progress.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. A adore peonies -- even with all the darn ants that climb all over them. So your post makes me more than a little JOYful.

  4. The softness of the petals and the colors will be wonderful in watercolor!

  5. Can't wait to see how you meet this challenge.


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