24x18 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
This is another demo painting from my workshop that I taught in Seattle this past weekend. I started it toward the very last part of the very last day and I had fun finishing it back at home. If there's a word I repeated again and again while teaching, it would be NUANCE. And in my opinion, nuance makes not just paintings more interesting but also conversations, relationships, and life in general. When someone says "I love your use of color," I've learned they're actually saying "I love the way you've captured the nuance of shapes, values, shadows, and light ... which makes me notice and appreciate the beautiful colors."
I referenced a photo of peonies in a vase for the work. I had previously reference the photo to do a much smaller work. Referencing it to do this one, which is significantly larger was very fun.