June 26, 2008: Villa Montalvo - wild peony

Huge flowers on very long stems with beautiful, very real and familiar smell that you notice from afar and walk in anticipation around the corner...

They are hard to catch in the wind and I tried them on hot press paper with different tools - from fingers to leaves... I got hooked and came back the next day to paint them again ;)


  1. This is so free and WONDERFUL!

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  3. this is accomplished, an eloquent bouquet of stimulating layers. you are tempting the right organs.

    (when i say "layers", i mean something very abstract: visual logical groupings - nothing about particular shapes, colors, composition, techniques, etc.)

  4. thank you very much, judy and dirtywrite!

    I am delighted and swim in layers!