Deep red peony

I bought a bunch of these heart-stoppingly red peonies on Saturday and tried to take some photos outside in the sun. Somehow, the light didn’t do the buds justice. So I tried again just now on a cloudy day with the full-blown, dinner-plate sized flowers against white card. I cannot stop looking at this beautiful colour and the flower shapes and wondering how on earth to capture them in paint.

I’m reminded of the quote by Marc Chagall:

Art is the increasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding.

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6 thoughts on “Deep red peony

  1. Wow. What a fabulous photo! You say you are “wondering how on earth to capture them in paint”… I’m wondering the same thing at the moment. I’ve just started a large painting of three dark red peonies : )

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