These were peonies that were rejected in the choosing of the ommission paintings. I painted 4 extra and so I had plenty for the customer to choose from. I decided to go back into the unfinished paintings and beef them up a bit. THEY SOLD I am very happy with the way that they turned out. What do you think? I think I need to let things rest for a while before deciding they are done. By the end of the commission marathon I was tired and so they were not as good as the earlier ones. A week away and fresh eyes really helped.
After working on all of those peonies I just wanted to cut loose and play around with a few abstract pieces. Color.......just for the fun of it. Do you ever feel like that? After working really hard and staying focused to complete a deadline it is such a pleasure to simply play.