Peony Pom

"Peony Face"
6" x 6"
Oil on hardboard
My peonies are blooming! Full, fragrant and flamboyant are these hussies!  Here is a closeup of one of mine from last year. I love her roundness, her full-bodied lusciousness. 

I have wanted to paint this one for a while, but all those center petals scared me.  I made as much sense out of them as possible.  It looks a lot like what I remember.  

Thank you for looking in on me today.