Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Peony Daily Painting

A Single Peony – 6" x 6" (15.25 x 15.25 cm) – Oil Canvas Panel

Whole Foods is probably the best source for interesting flowers in the region. Mondays after attending my Awareness Through Movement class I sometimes drop by a Whole Foods to see what flowers are in to paint. Last night it was peonies, I love these flowers and when we get a house with a yard, I am going to plant them, until then I rely on Whole Foods. As a side note, I have always mispronounced this word, saying “pee-o-nee” instead of “pee-un-nee” the correct way, now I have learned the correct way and am working on changing a very old habit. I wonder if the pronunciation is a regional thing.

After painting this single flower, I started a painting of a bunch of them, I will post it once it is complete. Have a good evening, Liz


Sara Winters said...

I think it is a regional thing. I'm a Southerner by birth and pronounce the word "pee-oh-nee." Its like kitty-corner and catty-corner ... just depends on where you are from.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Sara, that is good news, because I have been finding it difficult to change the habit.

Anonymous said...

Nice painting - we have the odd peony in our garden and they are gorgeous but quite difficult to paint - good job!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Anna :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I first pronounced it pee-O-nee, emphasis on the O, which I think sounds better. But now pronounce it the 'correct' way , as PEE-uh-nees, with the emphasis on the first syllable. It may be a regional thing.
At any rate they are a magnificent bloom and you've painted them beautifully.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

It is good hearing that others also pronounced it emphasizing the "O", so now I know it is just a regional thing.

It is good hearing from you Mary, thanks for visiting.