Sunday, May 15, 2011

Peony Pinks

 Peony Pink©2011C.L.Burgess oil on paper 11x6 sold

My neighbor is a physician and an avid gardener. He brought me this lovely flower from his garden before the deluge last night that would surely have pummeled it to pieces.
A lovely surprise on an otherwise dismal afternoon lifted my spirits. 
Flowers can do that, as acts of pure generosity. Had to paint it. A fun filled alla prima hour for me.

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.  ~Walt Whitman
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.  ~The Collected Later Poems of William Carlos Williams

11 comments:

Sheila said...

Peonies are my favorite! You did such a wonderful job on this...*sigh* I'm building up the guts to try one one day.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Cathyann it's beautiful. I can't wait for my peony plant to bloom. Hope you are feeling better.

AutumnLeaves said...

Cathyann, this is really beautiful!

Cathyann said...

Hi Sheila! aww...just do it. You can girl...

Cathyann said...

Hi Joan...thanks much...they are lush aren't they? Thank you too for your well wishes..I am getter better and regaining my strength. It really saps energy.

Cathyann said...

Thank you, Sherry.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful. So glad you could capture its beauty and it's wonderful that it helped to lift your spirit too!

~ Kathleen Krucoff

Dana Cooper said...

You handle this beautifully Cathyann!
Like Sheila, I have never attempted a peony...yikes!

Cathyann said...

Dana, thank you. Yes, they are complex! but I figured...go for it..what is the worst that can happen?
Artmaking challenges...always...that is the fun, right?

Karen Bruson said...

Great pinks!

Cathyann said...

Kathleen and Karen...thanks a bunch:-)

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