Painting Flowers – Peonies
A good still life often has a fascinating play of light. Sometimes you can catch it, sometimes not.
It’s good to paint it, then put it aside. Not scrutinizing it, put it out of sight. Often, looking at it later, you’ll be happily surprised.
The good thing about creating floral still lifes: they wither, so you’ll have to finish, and preferably paint it in one day, one session. Yes, boundaries of time work well for a painter. Makes you fuss less, makes your marks more pure, less considerate.
FL12 Floral Still Life Painting
“Peonies in Sun”
Roos Schuring, gouache/board, 20.3 x 25.4 cm | 8″ x 10″
Did paint without an easel, I put the panel on a chair, plus worked on it horizontally.