A few weeks ago my friend Barbara brought some of her beautiful peony blooms to me. So of course I had to try to create a lasting image of it. I used gouache paint in a semi-transparent application. I'm working toward using it more opaquely, but so far I tend to water it down a bit. The goal was to show the delicacy of the petal texture and the soft slight pinks and yellows in the shadows.
This painting is one that I've tried in several settings and with several mediums. Later I will post a colored pencil version of this. However, I did enjoy finding the correct combinations of colors to create the look of a brown egg. The saucer is part of an inherited set of Desert Rose china. As always shadows intrigue me.