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Peony Buds

Peony Bud Bouquet in Decorative Pitcher – Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield A couple weeks…

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My Biography

Hi, my name is Winifred.

I am commissioned to provide the following services: Portraits, in oil and digitally painted, and find art paintings.

I have  closed my online STORE where I sold digital tutorials and online workshops. Essentially, I no longer teach digital art. I focus exclusively on oil painting, and I continue to create digitally enhanced portraits and other digital products for clients.

My passion is creating fine art and heirloom portraits – portraits intended to pass from generation to generation. These portraits possess a high level of emotional content and beauty. More than seeing an image, I want you to feel it. I want it to convey a story about you. Such are the images which remain with us. Such are the images we feel connected to.

Oil Paintings

With the guidance of friends a “home gallery” was created.  It’s pretty fun to live in a gallery. Eighty six paintings are currently on my walls and growing! Take a look – click here:

My days are filled with oil painting, primarily portraits and still life paintings. Click Here to access my Blog,  and scroll through to see examples of my still life and portrait paintings.  I have created many commissioned portraits and a variety of still lifes.

Examples of Oil Portraits by Winifred Whitfield



  • Master’s Degree in Urban and Region Planning – University of Southern California.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work – University of Southern California.

PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATIONS – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International

  • Accolade of Photographic Mastery
  • Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement
  • Accolade of Exceptional Photographic  Achievement
  • Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence (the Highest level granted by WPPI)

Workshops and Speaking Engagements

  • Winifred has conducted workshops in Canada, New York, London, England, Las Vegas, Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Seattle


  • Perfect Print Award ~ Northeast Photography Convention
  • Kodak Gallery Award

Print Judging 

  • Print Competition Judging at international competition multiple years at WPPI and in and Great Britain




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Peony Buds

Peony Bud Bouquet in Decorative Pitcher – Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield

A couple weeks ago a friend gave me a large beautiful bouquet of peonies from her garden. There were pink peonies with a light yellow centers and even larger white ruffly peonies. I began photographing them right away. I knew I would select a reference image from them one day, when I wanted a very complex and difficult image to paint. I continued to photograph the peonies as the petals wilted and the bouquet grew smaller. The pink flowers with yellow centers wilted first, days later, the white ruffly ones lost their petals. Thereafter, only white buds remained until one of the buds, began to unfold as a small flower. The buds and young flower were originally white but I wanted a different look and feel hence painted them pink and lavender colors and added the small decorative pitcher.

The peonies have all faded now – until they come again next spring. I am happy I captured the many stages of their life in photographic files, in addition to these two oil paintings as memories.

The painting below reflects the last of the larger white peonies and some of the remaining buds. (The pink flowers with yellow centers are not represented in these paintings).

Peony Flower with Buds Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield

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