According to the all knowing Wikipedia, I have gathered some interesting facts on peonies for your next trivia night:
- Peonies are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America.
- The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture.
- The peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing.
- In 1957, the peony was voted as the state flower of Indiana, and still is today.
Now that your brains are filled with facts, I will fill them with pretty colors to dull the throbbing.
My first play was a loose and bright swash of paint to allude to soft and delicately, layered petals of the peony.
Round two was slightly more detailed - with a desire to both let the paint do its thing while also capturing the feathering look of the peony petals.
It's been a while since I painted - primarily because my paints and brushes were tucked away in storage, but it feels good to paint, and I plan on leave the kitchen table a mess for some time. I am working on a quick study for another painting, larger painting I hope to get to soon. I'll keep you guys posted on that one.