Monday, November 28, 2011

Peony, or Pierre de Ronsard?

oil on board 5"x7"
It has been several days since I painted this for Rookiepainter challenge.In spite of several efforts, I had never managed to obtain a suitable picture, this being apparently due to the dark painting, which remained greyish and dull;it took time to dry (a lot of medium?).Is it the fault of the painting, or the misuse of the camera, of which I am not sure to understand all the subtleties? But it's so hard to learn!
Pierre de Ronsard is a lovely double rose with delicate colors, it is why I didn't know it was either this rose, or a peony on the picture.
And, before November ends, I wanted to show you our production of avocados in our garden. The former occupant had planted a stone 15, 20 years ago? Last year, we had only one, we didn't even deigned to pick it, but this year, around 30 fruits!
It's necessary to say that is a rarity in our region...
The small yellow fruits are physalises, or Cape Gooseberries,an only plant produced a lot of fruits.


  1. Une très jolie composition... Des couleurs éblouissantes... Bravo pour cette jolie peinture.
    Quelle chance d'avoir de si jolis avocats dans son jardin.
    Gros bisous à vous.

  2. Love the pitcher and wow what wonderful avacados.

  3. I like this painting so much . . . the color and rich values are so seductive!


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