HarlanAFC Celebrate the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings
Peony with Ant
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:
Price: $5,000.00 US
Limited Edition Available:
Conservation Committment: 5% (Artist commits to donating the indicated portion of proceeds to conservation)