Sixth in a series of paintings done with a concept as a framework, "Peonies" is a painting about color. Here I've played the pink color of the peonies against a somewhat low key greenish umber. The two complimentary colors work together to create excitement. The gold cloth has enough sienna in it to pull it into the analogous range. More Yellow and it would be a discord. While the vase is essentially colorless, being of reflective material, it brings together all the other colors in the painting to a harmonious whole. The peonies are painted with a generous application of paint as is the gold cloth. Enough color theory. Enjoy!