Tuesday, June 20, 2017
I bought a small bunch of peonies from a farm stand last week, brought them home and put them in water. The next morning, they had exploded into the most beautiful blooms you could imagine. I couldn't let another minute go by without painting them, so I whisked them up to my studio and put them under lights. They remained glorious for days while I labored away, trying to capture their beauty without overdoing the details.
After scraping my painting away three times, this is the iteration I was most happy with. I hope you like it too.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
I could title this one "Youth and Idealism", since Kelly is leaving soon to study lions and elephants in their habitat in Africa. I loved spending a few hours with someone so motivated to make the world a better place.