Three Red Roses

Three Red Roses Oil Painting 9×12 by Winifred Whitfield

Its been a year or perhaps two since I’ve painted a floral still life and I it really hadn’t part of my plan. I was simply going through my images looking for the next portrait reference and a photo of three roses in a decorative vase (clearly out of place) was before me. I thought I’d do something quick as a diversion.

Three Red Roses 2 Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield

Actually it was the painting below and to the right which was the first I painted. When it was finished, I wanted to try a different style of painting as well. So, I’ve ended up with two quite different paintings from the same reference image. The image to the right is most like the reference in colors and proportions. The one above is much more of an interpretation.

Well, it’s time for me to get back to my portrait study. The portrait reference is from a tight head shot, which is not the kind of portrait I particularly enjoy painting, but it’s continuing practice in drawing, developing an eye for proportions. and painting features which is a process and practice which never ends.

Hope you enjoy the roses. I know you don’t particularly enjoy commenting, but I would love to hear your thoughts/preference regarding these two paintings, so I will leave the comments turned on – but no pressure. Winifred mailto:[email protected]

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2 thoughts on “Three Red Roses

  1. I like the blowsy pink roses in the greenish vase best. Their fullness and the way the light hits them as they start to droop makes me sigh over the end of summer.

    • Thank you Brenda. I liked those roses also, in fact after my post I worked on the red roses to give them more contrast – I felt the same way. The red rose painting has a new home already. I liked that red vase associated with the red roses and missed it when it was gone so I re painted the green vase on that painting and more! It’s pretty much a new painting now – though I kept the high contrast pink and white flowers.

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