I declare this second peony finished and will sign it tonight. I did increase the contrast here and there near the whites to enhance the whites and make the picture pop a bit more. Unfortunately, this painting did not turn out as nice as it was in my mind. Perhaps I rushed too much after the half-way point.
I have gone through all my pictures of peonies, but can't find one with nicer buds that in the ref picture I used here. I may just add one of these buds to my next peony painting:-)
I hope that you are all having a great week.
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