My husband and I were working in Indianapolis. Spring had just started. We were staying at an RV park and around the corner on the bank of a fishing pond was this stunning Peony! How lucky was that? It was so delicate and ethereal. I had to capture how fleeting one bloom can be. I hope you feel what I was feeling when I painted this beauty! I think life is like that. A few moments of pure joy that a painting can capture. I love painting in watercolors. I love the way the colors glow through each layer and fill with light, like stained glass.
All my watercolor paintings are painted on Arches 300# cold-pressed, bright white watercolor paper. Arches paper is archival and acid-free. I use M. Graham and Winsor and Newton's professional watercolor paints. My colors are permanent and archival and will not fade or change color! I will never paint with fugitive colors no matter how beautiful or vibrant they are. It is important to me that my paintings will last a lifetime and beyond with the proper care and attention.