Oil and Mixed Media

A collection of original oil and mixed media paintings from The Peony Girl. Find our more.
Peonies from Wisley Garden - The Peony Girl
Peonies from Wisley Garden - The Peony Girl
Peonies from Wisley Garden - The Peony Girl
Peonies from Wisley Garden - The Peony Girl
Peonies from Wisley Garden - The Peony Girl
Peonies from Wisley Garden - The Peony Girl
Peonies from Wisley Garden - The Peony Girl

Peonies from Wisley Garden

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This painting is a continuation of Siyuan’s experiments with mixed media - as the fourth in the series. The earlier paintings are: Melody of Tranquility (sold - see in the gallery), Sunset Rest (available here), and Outside the Vase (sold - see in the gallery).  

The purpose was to create an effect of a painting within a painting. In the background, two golden peonies (tree peonies) on the velvety red are the two wall paintings hung closely together. They were created using Chinese Gongbi technique with ink, pigments, and chalk paint and then sealed with wax. 

In the foreground, another layer was created in oil paint to achieve the effect of three-dimensional, full blossoms. Those peonies are herbaceous and intersectional peonies and they represent the wonderful memories of the meeting with Billy (Binny Plants) at the Peony Trial at Wisley Garden in 2018. Billy subsequently invited Siyuan to exhibit her fine art at his stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, where she was honoured to meet Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Given that this year both RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Wisley Garden Flower Show have had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, Siyuan decided to create this painting of peonies to mark these significant summer events that are sadly missing from the British Summer Social Season. 

To read the full story behind the painting, click here. If you like the painting but would prefer to purchase a fine art print - you can find it here

Size (including the frame): 30 cm x 40 cm. 

 

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A Peony Bouquet In The Moonlight - The Peony Girl
A Peony Bouquet In The Moonlight - The Peony Girl
A Peony Bouquet In The Moonlight - The Peony Girl
A Peony Bouquet In The Moonlight - The Peony Girl

A Peony Bouquet In The Moonlight

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A fine art painting showing peonies basking in the glow of the moonlight. There is a slight sentiment of melancholy that can be sensed coming from the painting. One can almost feel the peonies reaching for the last rays of light before the darkness of the late evening falls over them.

This painting is an experiment in mixed media on both silk and canvas. The white flowers in the foreground were created with Chinese ink and pigments on silk. Then, the silk was mounted onto canvas previously painted black. Finally, fragments of silk were burnt to make the canvas visible. The remaining flower elements were developed in oil to form depth. It was one of a series of three in this experiment.

If you like the painting but would prefer to purchase a fine art print - you can find it here. 

Size: 60 cm (H) x 50 cm (W) x 1 cm (D) 

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Splendour - The Peony Girl
Splendour - The Peony Girl
Splendour - The Peony Girl
Splendour - The Peony Girl

Splendour

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There seems to be no better word than “splendour” to describe this painting.  

The inspiration came to The Peony Girl during one of many times when she visited the wonderful properties of the National Trust.
It was a well-known country house and there was a magnificent bouquet of flowers in the oriental room.

It was one of those moments of pure inspiration when the Chinese background and her new home’s Western influence fused together and gave The Peony Girl the idea for this painting. 

This piece was an experiment of different media on both silk and canvas. The red and pink flowers were first created with Chinese ink and pigments on silk using gongbi technique. Then, it was mounted onto the canvas and finished off with a touch of oil paint to form a three-dimensional effect. 

If you like the painting but would prefer to purchase a fine art print - you can find it here. 

Size: 60 cm (H) x 50 cm (W) x 1 cm (D) 

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Rising Above the Silt - The Peony Girl
Rising Above the Silt - The Peony Girl
Rising Above the Silt - The Peony Girl
Rising Above the Silt - The Peony Girl

Rising Above the Silt

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This painting was created as one of The Peony Girl’s experiments with mixed media. The waterlily was painted with Chinese ink and pigments on silk to emphasise its purity, together with delicate features of the dragonfly. Other elements of the painting were added after mounting the silk onto canvas and painted in oil, to create heavier, crude texture contrasting with the lotus. The whole painting took around 22 hours to finish. 

The name "Rising Above the Silt", is a Chinese phrase used to describe a waterlily that grows out of muddy waters - like lilies growing in the marsh - yet untouched by the impurity, clean and beautiful. It implies virtue, purity and high moral values that are not tainted by the unfavourable environment. 

This painting has won the major prize of The Yellow Book Project (nationwide) to help support mental wellbeing.

If you like the painting but would prefer to purchase a fine art print - you can find it here. 

Size: 60 cm (H) x 50 cm (W) x 1 cm (D)

 

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Sunset Rest - The Peony Girl
Sunset Rest - The Peony Girl
Sunset Rest - The Peony Girl
Sunset Rest - The Peony Girl

Sunset Rest

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In the painting, the sun is shining through the French window, bathing an empty armchair in light. Are the peony flowers the wallpaper behind the armchair, or a wonderland outside the window? Is the armchair waiting for you quietly, or you just left it in its wonderland?

This original painting is one of The Peony’s Girl experiments with mixed media. Blue peonies were created with Chinese ink and pigments using gongbi technique, then sealed with wax. The armchair was painted on top in oil paint to create a different texture and a three-dimensional effect. 

If you like the painting but would prefer to purchase a fine art print - you can find it here. 

Size: 40 cm (H) x 30 cm (W) x 0.5 cm (D)

 

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Outside the Vase - The Peony Girl

Outside the Vase

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We are sorry but another collector has purchased this painting already. It is available now as fine art prints.

The chrysanthemums were painted with traditional Chinese method, and sealed with wax, on top of which the vase, the table and the clothes were painted in oil. This method helps to bring out the three-dimensional effect.

The vase is empty longing for flowers; but the flowers on the wall live in a different world. They seem so close, but yet so far apart.

The painting was created with Chinese ink and pigments, wax and oil on wood panel over 20 hours

Size (unframed): 40cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 0.5 (D)

To see another Peony Girl original painting click here.

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Melody of Tranquility - The Peony Girl

Melody of Tranquility

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We are sorry but another collector has purchased this painting already. It is available now as fine art prints.

The peony flowers and the birds of heaven were created in the traditional Chinese method, and sealed with wax, on top of which the piano was painted with oil. This brings out the three-dimensional effect.

This painting quietly celebrates the beauty of melancholy.

I am proud to have won the major prize of NHS Leicestershire Trust - The Yellow Book Project to help support mental wellbeing.

The painting was created with Chinese ink and pigments, wax and oil on wood panel over 20 hours

Size (unframed): 40cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 0.5 (D)

To see another Peony Girl original painting click here.

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