Peony

by Leanne Halls
(Japan)

Japanese Botan - Peony

Japanese Botan - Peony

I drew inspiration for this picture from a picture I had seen someone creating in my Japanese painting class.


I decided to try a technique of blowing paint onto the surface using a special tool I had purchased. This picture was a total experiment but I enjoyed the results.

First I blocked out the peony with masking fluid. Then using a wide brush and painted the background with a light yellow wash (cadnium yellow). Then using a tool that sprays paint I blew gold watercolor paint over the entire surface. I then sprayed the lower section with Japanese ink. And sprayed the top section again with gold paint.

After the background had dried I removed the masking fluid and painted in the flowers and the leaves.

I think if I had to do this painting again I would makes sure the leaves are painted with more detail.

Rough 300gms
Size: 50cm x 45cm

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Great piece!
by: Anonymous

Hi Leanne,
The painting is just beautiful!!! But please explain to me since watercolor is new to me, the name of the tool that sprays watercolor paint?? and also you said you sprayed the lower section with Japanese ink??, for my ignorance, What is Japanese ink?? Thanks, Carol

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Perfect
by: Irina

What a fine picture! No more touches, no more details! It is perfect!

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Peony
by: Megan Watson

Absolutely gorgeous!

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peony!
by: Oeendree

I like it. It is really a nice painting.I am happy with your leaves as you painted those.

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Japanses Botan-Peony
by: Mops

Hi Leanne:
Beautiful painting.....makes me want to go back and practice my brush strokes again. I never did think of putting a background....just left the paper white....but I can see how effective a background is now.Great experiment!
Mops

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botan peony
by: betty

i love your work it is well done i have never tried chinese painting and it is lovely
betty

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painting
by: Mary Fraser

I love it exactly as it is . Thanks for sharing how you do it .

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Peony
by: Pearl

Hi Leanne, what a beautiful painting, thank you for the tips, you have done well, love it.
Cheers Pearl

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Gorgeous
by: Todd

Thanks for sharing your process.

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