Love Blooms – Pink Peony Watercolor

Love Blooms – Pink Peony (Framed 18 x 24) Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci

Love Blooms – Pink Peony (Framed 18 x 24) Watercolor by Yvonne Pecor Mucci (sold)

Across the street from my father’s home is a well-tended patch of peonies.  They were lit up by the sunlight which I thought would make a lovely watercolor painting.

I like the way artist Soon Warren mixes her pigments to achieve an intense dark background without using black.  The peonies were the perfect subject.  I mixed Hooker’s Green, Burnt Sienna and Prussian Blue, leaning towards the green and blue to achieve this color.  It took me a couple applications to get it right.

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All artwork is ©Yvonne Pecor Mucci. No reproduction without written permission.

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  1. WOW!!!!! love this

  2. this is soooo beautiful !!!!

  3. Angela

     /  July 29, 2013

    As ususal, I am blown away. Looked at the colors you mixed and it is awesome.

  4. Gorgeous painting!!! I love how the flower pops against the dark background!!! ~Sophia

    • Thanks. Yes, I agree that the dark background makes it come alive. That’s what I liked in Warren’s watercolors.

  5. You sure have a lot of talent and have developed your skill. This is beautiful work.

  6. nancy bollinger

     /  July 29, 2013

    This is amazing. Its so perfect, it looks like a photograph.

  7. Is this a herbaceous peony? Frankly speaking, I love your watercolor painting so much. It is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this art .

  8. Kolene spicher

     /  March 6, 2014

    I can almost smell it! Very nice!


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