Rosemary's Peonies, 36 x 36
Right around July Fourth, my friend Rosemary and I went to the wholesale flower market. I was buying something ordinary, don't even remember what, while she found and purchased some wonderful yellow tree peonies. The next morning, she was knocking at my door -- "you have to paint these!" So, I did, which was no easy task. They were opening, dropping petals, and changing by the minute; finally, I quit chasing the shapes and approximated the feel, or at least, that's what I was attempting! I do like the shadow and the movement of the stems here - those elements make it kind of dramatic.