Spring is Peony Season, a fleeting time when the beauty of these glorious flowers can be enjoyed. Each flower also has a very short period of time when they are at their best and one of the ways to capture this moment in time, and what I love to do, is to paint them so they can be enjoyed all year long.
The magnificent white peonies 'Festiva Maxima' are pure white in colour, with a splash of dark magenta at the tips of some of the petals, simple and very beautiful.
This painting was inspired by a photograph by Alaska Peony who grow these beauties in the US.
It comes with a black finished oak frame which sets off the white of the flowers beautifully.