Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Last Peony of the Season - Oil Painting

Last of July, 6x8, Oil on Canvas
© Cindy Revell
$325 Framed


I'm back to painting still lifes as I finish up the final painting for an upcoming show this weekend. Last of July was painted at the end of July when my peonies were done blooming and there was this one final, lovely blossom left.

This summer I did 3 peony paintings and kept jars of them near my easel. Their fragrance mingled with the lovely scent of oil paint. The smell of the peonies and my paints, the sight of the dried flowers, bottles, and bowls, all set out as I planned still lifes and left them there to inspire me, windows opened to catch the sounds of birds and a crowing rooster. Delicious.

At those moments I forget about the illustration assignments, commissions, and other projects that are waiting for me and just take it all in, such riches of the senses. Looking at that painting a few months later I remember just how it felt.


Cheryl said...

Lovely piece Cindy! Nice to finally get caught up on your blog - you've done some beautiful work this year! Cheers from Cheryl Peddie

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful peony painting cindy...I love those gebtle whites/pinks/greens you olde world feeling, something I wish I could get into my paintings!

Frank Zweegers said...

Very nice painting. Lovely art!

Cindy Revell said...

Thanks so much!

Alice Braga said...

Hi Cindy. I just stumbled upon your blog via Kate Harper's. Your work is exquisite, and I appreciate your morning ritual. I've added your main URL to my Sites for Sore Eyes section and look forward to your new posts.

Happy New Year and happy creating!
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Cindy Revell said...

Thank you Alice. When I started the morning writing I never realized how important it would become to me or how many ideas would come of it. It gave me a creative surge like nothing else has. Thanks to the Artist's Way book.