This year I feel like Peony season just slipped through my fingers. This magical bloom, the muse of so many artists and designers is only with us for a short time. Luckily Janie Medley paid homage to the big and bountiful peony and allowed me a moment to linger a bit with the flower I would say I love to paint best. I never tire of the precarious way each petal rests atop the next. How some varieties peek a yellow tendril-like center to the world as a bold surprise amongst blushy billows. I never tire of finding a new way to hold my brush to capture a petal in one precious swoop. I never tire. This bloom…
A palette of tan, white and a shade called Sea Shell. A grace of pattern from my work with Envelopments… Trellis brought a botanical quality to the suite.
Simplicity graces the table as the peony takes the cake…pun intended.
Thick, creamy inks were painted atop the softest whisper of blush cardstock. A touch of shimmer mixed into the paint to conjure a glistening trickle of sunlight across each petal.
The whites, the pinks and golden touches all individually hand painted on this peony wedding invitation suite lent a certain crispness against the tan flecked stock.
A bloom like this opens the mind and makes me want to paint on the biggest canvas I can find, all that I see so clearly.
Thank you Janie for always bringing blooms more alive for me and to Amelia Johnson for capturing every last lovely moment.
Stylist – Dana Fitzgerald