Lori Putnam: Recognized for her landscapes, Lori Putnam paints a variety of subjects with interesting patterns, the effects of light, and modern compositions. The Peony is a prime example. Its glowing light is only part of the idea. Notice the composition. Dry branches in the vase on the left are in balance with the dark rectangular shape on the bottom right, keeping you “in the scene” with a red vase and a single pink peony exactly in the center.