It’s the first week of The Farmers’ Market Collection. I began with Peonies because I couldn’t let this season slip by without getting a fair share of peonies in my studio. They’re so gorgeous always!! It’s no wonder they are so abundant at Farmers’ Markets! At the latest market I went to, there were at least 4 floral booths FULL of peonies!! Did you know that there’s such a thing as YELLOW PEONIES!? I was in awe. I definitely have those on my list of “to paint” for this collection! Stay tuned! I picked up these beautiful, light-pink peonies over the weekend, however, and it’s been so wonderful to paint their delicate petals.
I wish I had documented more of this painting because it went through some serious changes! It went from a very airy and light painting, to a dark, moody piece, and it balanced out in the end and became exactly what I imagined it should be from the start. Something soft, yet summery and full of the feeling you get in that crisp, bright, midday sunshine. As a result of the changes, this painting is full of layers–a special treat not often found in my art (even though I really love it!) as I typically paint “Alla-Prima” or “All At Once” and not in layers.
I am so happy to have started on this collection, and it seems fitting that it began on the first day of Summer. I am feeling so grateful for the generous response I have been receiving already, too! It really means so much to me to have great friends and followers who are so supportive of my art. Thank you!
*This painting will be available this Friday at 12pm CT at www.SarahNightingaleArt.com/Shop