Pink Peony with Buds

pink peony drawing
©2016 Carolyn A Pappas, Pink Peony with Buds. Graphite and watercolor on 5 x 7 inch greeting card.

A pink peony for Valentine’s Day, drawn from my photo archives. I have really been enjoying the artwork of Inky Leaves on Instagram and I’m getting inspired to start making some more botanical themed artwork myself in the near future. I never used to care for the white backgrounds in traditional botanical painting (thinking they were too boring), but this aesthetic has grown on me and I’m going to try to leave my backgrounds white for the next couple of paintings.