Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Red Peony Bouquet", oil painting from still life by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Red Peony Bouquet", oil painting from still life, 16 x 20"

Here is a bouquet for you to brighten your day (I hope!). I did this one from life with my painting buddies Ingrid and Alice. Ingrid had a huge bucket of silk flowers, and it was up to me to make an arrangement. I set it up based on the large red peony, but all of us were cursing the 'blasted red peony' by the end of our painting time.

My kids are all home for the holidays so I haven't had any time to paint. Which is just fine with me, as I have really painted my brains out since the spring. The rest is good, and I hope it leaves me refreshed and stimulated to dive in again after New Years. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a wonderful New Years Eve.


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Margaret said...

And it does brighten my day! I love peonies -- and blowsy bush roses -- so despite its dominating red-ness, leading the pack, the peony speaks 'joy' to me.

Thanks -- and my you and yours have a healthy, happy, creative New Year!


Studio at the Farm said...

Thank you, Sharon, it did indeed brighten my day!

The Cat From Hell said...

This is fabulicious! I LOVE it!

Sharon said...

Margaret: You truly are a blessing to me!! All the best for you in the new year.

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Ingrid Christensen said...

You really pulled this together, Sharon.
I've set mine aside with that peony scraped out. It didn't want to behave!
Have a great New Year's celebration.

Sharon said...

Thanks to all of you for your encouraging and kind words. Where would I be without you! Happy New Year.

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