These white peonies are anything but white! I wanted to add shading, shadows, highlights to these white flowers - but also add a touch of color to them as well. I love the outcome! There is also a certain amount of texture, as the paints are a little thick in spots. I think it adds interest. This was an older painting of mine that I reworked in some areas. And all is against a rich, dark background to help make these flowers pop off the canvas!