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Celebrate the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings
Peony with Ant - peony in bloom with ant by  Harlan
  Peony with Ant  (2006)
Subject: peony in bloom with ant
Dimensions (inches): 30 x 40 x 1.5
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: Or another 'I Hate Pink Painting'

Parrot Tulips was the first 'I hate pink' painting and if you read the description on that painting you'll know that I did it for the challenge. So why am I doing it (painting in pink) again? Because this is a truly beautiful flower. Here the challenge is not so much the working in pinks as tackling those petals. Peonies can be very complex flowers and this one certainly is. I find it a bit ironic that while pink remains one of my least favorite colors I really don't mind painting with pinks at all. I liked the fact that this composition captured a blossom in full bloom and the remants of a spent blossom. My reference photo actually did not include an ant at all but the ant was put in at the suggestion of a friend and I believe it adds much to the piece.
Original Available For Sale: Yes
Price: $5,000.00 US

Limited Edition Available: No
Conservation Committment: 5% (Artist commits to donating the indicated portion of proceeds to conservation)
This artwork is dedicated to: Nature Conservancy (International)  


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