|"Garden Roses", Oil on Panel, 9"x 12"|
These past few weeks I have been painting roses in class. Each week I am determined to paint something else but my instructor keeps bringing in the most beautiful bouquets. I just can't resist! I was inspired by a fellow student to paint just the flowers rather than the whole setup with the vase and tabletop. "Garden Roses" depicts a small section of a large bouquet. It was so much fun to be able to really concentrate on just the roses. A friend of mine told me he was amazed at the detail in the roses. I told him to look closer, because in reality, it is not detailed at all. It is just masses of color and shape.
|"Pink Roses", Oil on Panel, 6"x 8"|
|Work in Progress, Oil on Panel, 12"x 16"|
I wish I had taken photos of the process from the beginning. I find myself concentrating so intensely that I keep forgetting to take photos along the way. The process is so important and it's so interesting how masses and shapes morph into recognizable subjects.