Watercolor blue peony flower poster
This poster is a watercolor illustration of a single blue peony flower on a white background. It has the meaning of the long time existence of a romance.
This poster is a single blue peony (paeony) flower in watercolor illustration. The artist used the technique of wet on wet painting to create blooming petals without needing to draw lines in detail.
Peony flower is a native flower in Asia, Europe, Western North America. This type of flower is often fragrant with colors ranging from purple and pink to red, white or yellow, in late spring and early summer. The flowers have a short blooming season, usually only 7–10 days. However, peony flowers bloom annually for decades.
Especially, it is considered the King of the flowers, the symbol of royalty and virtues in China. It is the inspiration in many artworks from this Eastern Asian country, and the name of it in Chinese can be translated as “the most beautiful”. In contrast, in Western culture, peony flowers are associated with shamefulness and bashfulness since Greek myth says that nymphs used to hide their naked forms in these flowers.
People usually use symbols when it’s hard of it is forbidden to tell in words. Peony flowers don’t exist in blue color, so this watercolor illustration of a blue peony flower is a way to send the wish for a romance to keep burning and stay alive for a long time. The meaning of romance that already existed in a peony flower now is enhanced.