Friday, 1 July 2011

Beloved of Zeus

Morning Friends.

Just before I start work this morning, I thought to show you my latest painting, of a paeony in my garden. I've made it a little stylised, but I like it all the more for that :)

Why the title?  In Greek Mythology Paeon was assistant to the physician of the Gods, Asclepius, who became jealous of his student. Zeus turned him into a flower to save him.

Beloved of Zeus


21 comments:

  1. The painting is beautiful! I love the vibrant colour and the delicate petals.

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  2. Loved it. Such bright and attention demanding colors are always difficult to work with. I think you pulled it off..

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  3. The Peony together with Roses is the queen of flowers, such incredible beauty, and you made a lovely homage to this stunner.
    Have a nice weekend Pat. xx

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  4. What a beauty!, I love the color and energy of this peony in your garden. Also the history of his name. I did not know was due to this myth. Well done!

    Kisses

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  5. Let's hope he was turned into a flower as beautiful as this one Pat. Your backgrounds are always full of interest but never overpowering :)

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  6. Thanks, Lavi. Glad you like it :) xx

    Thanks, Prabal, glad you think I pulled it off :) xx

    Thanks Jane - they are two of my favourite flowers! I have both in my garden . Pink and red paeonies and yellow and white roses :) xx

    Thanks, Carmen! When you walk down the hall in our house, this one grabs your attention! Hubby wants me to frame and hang it at home. Glad you liked to read the myth too :) xx

    Thank you so much , Michael. I bet he was a pretty boy! :lol: I love backgrounds.. you can really play with them :) xx

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  7. Una bella Peonia,buon weekend Pat!!

    Ciaoo!:-)

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  8. A lovely painting and learning a little Greek Mythology as a bonus.

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  9. Thanks, Francesco!
    You have a great weekend too xx

    Thank you Ann. Glad you like the painting and the bite size history :) xx

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  10. Hi, Pat,
    Really lovely work. Congratulatins! I also enjoyed the Greek mythology(*I'm a big fan!).
    Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Thanks, Sadami. Glad you enjoyed it. I'm a great fan too :) xx

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  12. Wonderful painting Pat! Red flowers are really difficult to paint and you did great! And the background is great too!

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  13. Beautiful paeony, I like the red you've used! Arianna

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  14. Pat, it's beautifull!! The stylization works perfectly! Bravo!

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  15. Beautiful red paeony.....and nice Greek legend. Have a good week end Pat! Ciao.

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  16. Thanks, Judy - I'm pretty happy with it :) xx

    Thanks Arianna. It is a mix of cad red and aliz crimson, over a base wash of cad yellow. xx

    Thanks, Kathryn. I wanted to be a little individual :) xx

    Thanks Tito - glad you enjoyed both .
    Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  17. Pat, beautiful colors and I really like the stylized approach that you used.

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  18. That is absolutely beautiful! And I love how creative you are with naming your paintings. xx

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  19. I just LOVE the vibrancy in this - That colour is SO eye-catching!

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  20. Interpretation beautiful Pat
    and full of poetry, styling always allows us to stir our creativity. I loved the result.

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  21. Lovely image! I like the way the edges contrast with the petals.

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