How to grow a peony garden painting

mixed media flower art | floral art | pink peony painting Miriam Schulman

I am often asked how I can bear to sell my art…why don’t I keep it? Part of what makes it easy to let go of my art and sell it is that I know that my best art will always be the next one that I paint. My favorite art in my collection is always my most recent art piece.

Is this really different than gardening? How could you bear to cut your flowers and make a bouquet except that you know the earth will replenish the flowers and spring will come again.

mixed media flower art | floral art | pink peony painting
As I paint, I love sharing sneak peeks of my art on instagram and on facebook. Sharing works in progress is not new to the art world. Although, it is a bit faster with the use of technology. Matisse used to send works in progress photos through the mail to the Cone sisters of Baltimore.
mixed media flower art | floral art | pink peony painting
There are a ton of artistic details layered into this mixed media art. In addition to the music and text layered into the main painting surface, the sides are also treated to a leopard print pattern. This elevates a traditional subject of pink flowers to the modern era. You’ll want to display this art in a place where people can see it since it is a conversation starter. Let children in the room see how many hearts they can spot layered among the flowers. The adults will delight in discovering hidden messages throughout the artwork. collect a print of this art >>

living room decorating idea for pink peony painting

Decorating Idea

Use this decorating idea to give you inspiration for how to hang the art in your home. As you can see, the art looks great on the gray neutral walls..would look equally at home on white walls. The pillows and pink side chair complete the decorator look without being matchy-matchy.

Decorating Credits

I found this image on House Beautiful and the bold and stylish Manhattan living room is decorated by Ashley Whitaker. Since most New York City apartments are quite small, the designer made the living room seem larger by using a single cushion on the sofa which is also convenient since no one falls into the cracks if you are seating three on the sofa! Hanging a large single painting above the sofa provides the same optical illusion. The painting in the actual room has been digitally replaced with my painting to help you visualize the art in your own home.

Designer Details

The acrylic coffee table adds a bit of modernity while also opening up the space. The article I read didn’t say, but I would bet my money that it’s a Stark carpet underneath.

Poet’s Peony Garden is a love poem in paint. Fill your home with the powerful vibration of love.  There is only one original painting and it has already been sold but there are beautiful framed prints available to collect HERE

The original painting featured in this blog post  has been sold, but you can collect a beautiful framed print online!click here for more details

Poet's Peony Garden, 24x30" mixed media on canvas

>collect the print of Poets Peony

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Hello! I’m Miriam Schulman and I create mixed media art to tell stories. I also teach other people how to craft their stories with art. I give them the techniques they need to get the results they desire which brings more joy to their lives.

My art has been published by Somerset Studio, Art of Man and the New York Times among others and collected by an international audience. When I’m not working on art in my studio, you’ll find me in a museum spending time with friends or family. Explore my art at or join the fun at

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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