Roses are beautiful but complex to paint. It’s been a few months now, that I focused on painting roses. I started by painting single roses which I enjoy, but I also wanted to paint rose bouquets and to paint roses abstractly without a visual reference. This required that I understand the flower structure and be able to visualize the petals/flowers and lighting as the flower is turned.
I love the vintage tray the vase is sitting on. I purchase most of my still life elements at Goodwill or at Poulsbo Antiques. On this one occasion, I walked into Goodwill and immediately spotted this tray – actually a removable table top. You can’t see much of the tray in this painting, but it really is beautiful. It was $175.00. I had no place to use it as a table and it was far too expensive to use as an occasional still life prop – so I walked away – reluctantly. The next time I was there it was $75.00. “WOW”, I thought, but I still walked away. The next time, I was there it was $15.00!!! This item had been in the floor so long that the cashier further reduced it to $11.00. We all love a good deal!!
Hope you enjoy this painting. Next week I will post a very different style of painting – for me, and painted completely from imagination – no roses involved.
Thank you Maria. Have a fantastic day!!
This is probably one of my top favorites ever from you. It is elegant and beautiful!
Thank you Nancy. Im glad you enjoy it so. I’m pleased it’s at your top!
I love the rich tones in the this painting! It would fit in in almost any place in the house.
Thank you Nancy. I love painting “light” and rich tones. It was enjoyable.