Monday, May 17, 2010

"Red Peonies" tree peonies with apple, still life oil painting

Every year our tree peonies are spectacular......and every year I attempt to paint them.....usually in watercolor......their true color is an impossible red....unmixable!!!.....(well.....I'm sure Richard Shmid could do it)........This year I got so frustrated trying to paint them in oil I finally resorted to using a palette knife and paint squeezed straight from the tube. Checking out my work the next day I thought " I need to try this palette knife stuff some more"......but I'm not sure that it will work as well if I'm not MAD...

8x10 oil on panel sold
watercolor from 08

one from 07


9 comments:

Becky Joy said...

I love the oil piece, but I'm partial to that thick, yummy paint.

Kim said...

I think it's your best one to date!

diddamsdigitalart said...

Well, now, the watercolors aren't bad, but I really love the intensity and energy of this year's oil! Thos bold slashes of color are great... must have been the frustration coming out, right??

Nancy Medina said...

This is a stunner, wow! Your palette knife work is great and I sure love the color!

Kim McElroy said...

Someday I'll have to introduce you to pastel : ) !

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks all!!

I will continue with the palette knife, me thinks....=]

silvina said...

Definitely richer color in oils. Keep madly wielding that palette knife.

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Silvi! I shall!

Lavon said...

excellent palette knife work!! love the colors and your sweet little green vase. Your watercolor of the Rodies is excellent, also.