brilliant peonies 19

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, August 10, 2016 @ 6:32 PM | , ,

Hi there! It's week 3 already of a 5 week painting e-course that I am currently taking presented by one of my favorite impressionistic floral artists, Nancy Medina. This week, we are learning how to paint brilliant peonies. Here's my first attempt on a 12" x 12" canvas:
I really enjoy painting and I'm determined to improve my skills but I have to admit, it's seems like I'm going nowhere fast! Practice, practice, practice just like anything else...


Here's what the "under painting" looked like in the transparent layer stage before applying the opaque paints:
I'm linking this painting to Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great week!
Be Sweet ;)
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19 Sweet Comments So Far:

Cheryl W. said...

I'm always so excited to see your latest creation, Mona. These flowers are just lovely. I love the colors that give them so much life. Gorgeous work! I think you are learning very quickly. I could practice from now until doomsday and never achieve what you have. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sue Lelli said...

Love how it changed with the opaque paints! Just Gorgeous!!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, stunning, love the colors.

Jill Norwood said...

Mona my dear this is GORGEOUS! I think you are so talented and your painting skills are totally amazing!!! I love this so much! Peonies are one of my very favorite flowers!

Ros Crawford said...

Perfect peonies!! They are gorgeous ... You did a fabulous job Mona!

Samra Leshinski said...

Amazing burst of colors! Love it!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona!! xx

Helen Wallace said...

Thanks for sharing the underpainting too - it really demonstrates how much hard work goes into the finished piece. Lovely work :D

Charlene said...

What do you mean your going nowhere fast? ITS AWESOME!!!!!! Don't be hard on yourself, you are wonderful Mona! I was thinking your sister would love to be able to see one of your works of art in bed :-) How is she doing?

Eloise said...

I love your paintings...you are way too harsh on yourself. These are beautiful works of art. Practice is important, but you are way ahead my friend!

Greta said...

I don't see how it can be wrong--just different looks & this is beautiful, Mona! Interesting to see the under layer & the change when you add the opaque strokes! Wonderful to find something you clearly are enjoying so much & love that you share it with us!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, it's absolutely stunning, Mona!! You are totally going somewhere fast!! Your painting skills are awe-inspiring!! I love seeing you progress!! This is spectacular!! The colors are gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Julia Aston said...

wow - how interesting to see the underlayer - and the finished work - you are doing wonderfully with your beautiful brush strokes Mona! Julia xx

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona - your peonies are exquisite!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a difference the opaque paints made!! This is wonderful Mona!

Susan Lankford said...

Oh my! Your finished peonies are stunning! It's hard to imagine all the work...wonderful that you are so enjoying it!

Patty O'Malley said...

Another beauty, Mona!

Mirna said...

Gorgeous peonies, Mona! Amazing color!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous painting. How amazing to see the under painting...the highlights surely add sooo much! A beautiful result! ;-)


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