Peonies Mysterium

 JESSE WAUGH   PEONIES MYSTERIUM   2018 OIL ON CANVAS 195 X 114 CM

JESSE WAUGH
PEONIES MYSTERIUM
2018
OIL ON CANVAS
195 X 114 CM

Peonies Mysterium is a commission for a UK collector. Together with my abstract painting TRANSGRESSION, it illustrates a hidden Allegory of the Sacrificial Male

An uncanny calm washes over me when I view Peonies Mysterium. Something about the stark, cool, but soft light conveys the majestic mystery of God and the Universe.

Technically, Peonies Mysterium is my most three-dimensional peonies yet in appearance. It can trick your eyes into thinking it's actual giant peonies emerging from space! I continue to improve my technique through experimentation and observation of the work of others. I think Peonies Mysterium demonstrates a significant development in my technique both in terms of its resultant verisimilitude and aesthetics.

Peonies Mysterium is dedicated to Terence John Williamson.

Following are detail images:

Following is a slightly smaller than scale virtual mock-up of the painting framed:

Jesse Waugh