|"Stolen Peonies" - 16 x 16 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD|
The next day, I went back to her house with the intention of taking the peonies. We chatted for a bit and then her phone rang. It sounded like it wasn't going to be a quick conversation so I got up, picked up the peony vase and motioned that I was taking them. She gave me a look that said, "What are you doing?!?!?" I chose to interpret that look to mean, "Please, take my peonies." So, off I went with my stolen prize in hand.
In my mind, this was an impressionistic painting and I didn't want to get bogged down in the details - I just wanted it to be loose and fresh. I kept the background fairly abstract as I pulled complementary colors into the tabletop to give a nice pop of color. I was really pleased with the final result.
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