Monday, December 21, 2009

A Peony and Mexico City (Again)

9" x 12" Watercolor
Peonies have always been my favorite flower. Growing up in Kansas, my mom had lots of peony bushes that she transplanted from her home in Iowa. And, when Bill and I lived in Kansas City, I had a lot of peony bushes there. I usually grew the double kind, so I'm not sure how the singles smell! Oh, how I miss the smell of peonies! I painted this beautiful flower from a photo on Wet Canvas.

5" x 7" Watercolor
And, here is my 2nd try at the Virtual Paintout for Mexico City. I like it a little better than my first one, but I'm considering trying for a 3rd!
In case I don't post again before Christmas, I hope all of you have a Merry and Safe Christmas Holiday!


Barbra Joan said...

Love the painting Nancy, and have a Merry Christmas ...

Joyfulartist said...

You found a pretty scene to paint, I looked for awhile but gave up on the Mexico City scene. I also had fun with the snowflake making. I wish I knew how to add cool stuff like that to my blog.
Have a happy Christmas!

Autumn Leaves said...

Beautiful paintings, both of them, Nancy. I too like this Mexico City painting a bit better than the first, though can't quite put my finger on why. For some reason, after spending so much time looking for a great place to paint, I have no further interest in painting the place more than once! LOL I think I go into GoogleMaps overload after a point.