Artist Lori Sutphin has always been versatile and creative in her painting process as she explains here, "I do really like peonies, as I paint them a lot. I love the color varieties and the depth they have. I went back to a wash technique that I enjoy doing sometimes. The painting started out with the shadows and was painted in violet tones. Then I went back and started layering the yellows, pinks and reds and greens. It's really a fun process."
And the painting was extended onto the mat.
Original Watercolor matted and framed with painting extended onto mat
Image size 16 1/4 x 22 1/4
Frame size 22 x 28 Overall size 25 1/2 x 31 1/2
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