This is an original oil painting on canvas, the painting is 65cm x 90cm and is framed in a light pine floater frame with a black interior varnished in a clear matt varnish for protection. I frame most of my paintings as I think it is an important part of how they are presented. I make the frames myself to a high standard to keep the cost down for my customers.
This painting is from my series of hidden faces. It was inspired by a huge bunch of peonies I bought at the flower market for a party.
I paint in a very energetic and intuitive way to try and get a sense of energy, movement and atmosphere. To keep the eye moving I keep the forms in the painting fluid, the figure is broken up in places and drips off at the bottom.