How to Paint a Peony with Watercolors
Are you a peony lover? They’re such a beautiful flower, which makes trying to paint them a daunting task.
But I did.
Try, at least.
The entire time I had my flower shop I never, not once, ordered any peonies, nor did my customers. Granted, that was another lifetime but still, I’m wondering if they’ve only recently gained in popularity.
What do you think?
At any rate, I started painting a lot of versions of a peony and finally landed on one I thought was suitable for a video demonstration. At some point, I’ll do a full class. If you’ve been playing with watercolors, I think watching the video will give you some tips.
You might need to reduce the pattern. I think it’s 8″ so a 100% reduction should do it.
Me and printers have had a war since the early 80’s and it seems we’re at a major impasse right now as I’m trying to get all of patterns and traceables to work together.
I’m fine with a computer. I’m fine drawing flowers. But trying to scan flowers to computer and back to printer . . . something is lost in the translation.
I think I’ll just draw the dang things and scan ’em.
Printer – 1. Colleen – 0.
Somehow I managed to shoot a lil video for y’all though. It’s timelapse but you can slow it down in YouTube under Settings.
Or so I’ve been told.
Hope you enjoy it.
I’m gonna grab a pencil and pad and start drawing more flowers.
The printer can just sit there by itself in the corner.