One of my favorites!
When I started on this peony, I was kind of intimidated, just struggling to keep up and follow along with the tutorial. I didn’t really have much of a sense of depth/shading, I was just trying to copy what Sarah was doing. BUT, by the time I finished the medium values, I was starting to have much more of a feel for it. When I was finished, I was genuinely shocked at how beautiful it was. I couldn’t believe I had painted it! (I did add some leaves; to me, it just felt more balanced that way.) My mom and grandma both wanted it, so a few weeks later I painted another peony. I went a little overboard with the “texture” strokes on the second flower, but I could definitely tell that my understanding of depth and shading was dramatically improved over the first one. I loved this kit!
Rated 5 out of 5