Peonies on the grey 2015

Peonies on the grey. 2015. J.Harms. 18x24 cm. Oil on canvas board.

Peonies on the grey. 2015. J.harms. 18×24 cm. Oil on canvas board.

I am lucky to count flower lovers in my family. Vases never stay empty for long around my home. I started painting flowers to ‘wash my eyes’ in between my other paintings. Simply changing my usual medium from acrylic to oil is like visiting a new place. Oil has never been my favorite medium but the colorful pigments have a quality to them that I have not found in acrylics. Every time I prepare to paint a new bouquet, I experience something akin to pure joy.

11 responses to “Peonies on the grey 2015”

  1. And the viewer, in turn, experiences pure joy at the sight of this loveliness. Thank yo!

    1. Aww ! thanks for that lovely comment 🙂

      1. You’re more than welcome.

  2. beautiful painting, love the colors

    1. Thank you, comments are always appreciated, you made my day 🙂

  3. Beautiful. I like especially the calmness of the composition contrastet by the slight flicker of the brown foundation.

    1. Thank you Michael. I usually paint the surface red before I start. I seldom paint directly on white.

      1. Me neither. But in this work you really succeeded in bringing everything alive by not covering the foundation completely, in my humble opinion. I think it’s a strong piece.

      2. Thank you very much Michael.

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