A few weeks ago, I decided to attend one of Fred Bell's painting classes on Friday mornings. I had the day off, and Debbie Callahan thought it would be a good idea, so I went, armed with my acrylic paints, brushes, and a photo of a black peony. Fred was extremely helpful, and the painting I finished was very loose and fun. In fact, I was so happy with the result, that the next Friday I had off, I went back to his class and painted a white peony.
This Friday, I hope to paint a pink (Sarah Bernhardt) peony in class; we'll see how it goes.