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."