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Alaskan peonies in an abstracted background, painted with oil paint by Oregon impressionist artist Talya "Tali" Johnson.View more Artistic Home Decor Accesories featuring this original oil painting.
Behind the Canvas
Peonies are a favorite among Alaskan gardeners. Due to their later blooming time, and Alaska's short summers, they are becoming an important cash crop for Alaska growers.
This variety, Bowl of Beauty, is a particular favorite of mine, Several bushes were blooming when I visited my artist friend and master gardener, Karen Mattson. We sat down together and each painted a little painting en plen air (a French term meaning in open air" as we chatted and enjoyed a rare burst of sunlight, I tried to capture the vivid magenta pink of these giant fragrant blooms, as they gently swayed in the breeze.
This painting is sure to bring some old-fashioned country beauty to any home. It also makes a lovely all-occasion greeting card, and a thoughtful gift. Enjoy! ~ Tali