The Help Japan Challenge

oil on canvas 5.5 x 6.75
with solid cherry wood frame


This is my entry for Daily Paintworks Challenge: "Help Japan Challenge" which is a fund-raiser for those who were affected by the recent disasters in Japan.

The theme for this challenge is "Home." Though I did this painting a while ago I thought it was fitting for this challenge. In the summer I have large Peony bushes growing next to my picket fence near the gate. When they are in full bloom it is such a welcoming sight for friends and family to see them as they drive up to my home.

All proceeds from this painting will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society

Update: Here is a photo of the solid cherry wood frame that comes with this painting. The dimensions of the frame are 7 x 8.25.


  1. Oh Carol are my favorite flowers and peonies are treasured in Japan! So appropriate and so beautiful!!!

  2. Great painting and a great cause...

  3. If those aren't the hardest flowers to paint...and you did a fabulous job.

  4. Carol so nice to see peony art this early so I can be reminded of my favorite season in my garden! You've done a fabulous job in such simple strokes! Congrats on the bids!!!

  5. Really nice painting Carol. I am on my way over to view the challenge! Good for you.

  6. Very nice. I really like this painting.