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09-05-2001, 10:40 PM
Okay, roses in a vase. I know. Standard. But these beauties grew in a cluster in my back yard, and I couldn't resist painting them.
09-05-2001, 10:44 PM
Nothing standard about these! Very nice and you've captured the light so beautifully. The vase is so glossy; I love it!
09-05-2001, 10:46 PM
Thanks, Rose Queen. Always nice to hear from a fellow flower lover!:) :)
Really nice, yellows are my favorite color roses.
09-06-2001, 12:38 PM
Very beautiful and skillful painting. I love it:)
And the same as Bug's one of my favorite rose colors is yellow, another one coral. So if you have Tropicana in your garden , please, paint them?:D
09-06-2001, 07:43 PM
Hi jpope :)
Your Roses are beautiful :)
The colours radiate with light and warmth.
09-07-2001, 08:31 PM
Thanks Bug, Julia and Leaflin!! Yes, I once had beatiful tropicanas in my garden. Once had over 100 different kinds of tea roses, but the hurricanes that have hit us repeatedly over the last few years have pretty much decimated my little beauties. (What little survived the winds were ruined by the flooding). I still have several different varieties, though, and am trying to nurse them through another season. I've painted many of them, with varying success, over the years, but I'm still getting the hang of the shadows and petal shapes. Attached is a close up watercolor of a "World Peace Rose" that has ended up in the drawer because I got too carried away with the water drops. Oh well, we live and learn!:D :D
09-07-2001, 08:39 PM
Sorry, Bug, thanks to you, too!!
09-08-2001, 12:05 AM
Oh , My! It is gorgeous! I like your water drops...
Show us more of your paintings , please.
I had 30 roses in my garden before but it was before HUGO.
And then I try again and...
Now I have only "carpenters" roses, they are such great survivors and blossom in profusion. :D
09-08-2001, 08:00 PM
Oh, Hurricane Hugo, I remember it well. The day it was scheduled to hit was the day of my wedding. Then, as I recall, it swerved unexpectedly and blasted you guys in Charlotte, and all we got was rain, wind and rain. I'm sorry you lost your roses too, Julia. (I have many pictures of different varieties, if anyone needs some).
Will gladly post more paintings. Thanks again.:D
09-08-2001, 08:50 PM
Nice loose handling, an ability I'm still working on....but I think your background colors and handling detract from the images. That brown overwhelms the blooms. How about something lighter and clearer. In the second rose, beautiful and sensuously painted, the background texture and color feel incongruous to the flower, they don't integrate well, giving the painting a sense of abruptness.
09-08-2001, 09:17 PM
Thanks for your comments, SanDL. I must admit that this painting was one of my few forays into the loose, painterly technique. I also admit that I have no idea where the brown thing came in, other than that I was trying to get the feel of an oil painting with a still life/portrait type background, and it seemed warm at the time. (?) Whatever that means. I have dozens of rose paintings with light, airy backgrounds, and was not particularly satisfied with those, either, so I think it was just an experiment...which would explain why it's gathering dust, with no frame, in my studio closet. Ha! :)
09-13-2001, 10:18 PM
The rose is my favorite flower and they are all beautiful. My breath has been taken away. Thank you so much...:clap: :clap:
09-15-2001, 05:14 PM
Thank you, Earlene!!:) Love your tiny head image, by the way!!:D
09-16-2001, 05:17 AM
Thank you jpope. You are welcome to copy it if you wish. I thought under the circumstances it is nice to have for all those who are suffering and those who have lost friends and loved ones. It is such a terrible thing, isn't it?
09-16-2001, 06:22 PM
Earlene, yes, it is a horrendous, unspeakable, tragic thing we have lived through this week. I am so disappointed in the human race. The reaction, though, following the tragedy has been so amazing and uplifting that I can't decide which has made me cry more...the good or the evil. We'll live on. It's just a different world now. I applaud your patriotic gesture!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
I have been deeply saddened by the attack in New York and Washington DC. There is so much that could be said about it but this is not the place for all that. Your roses certainly show that there is still beauty in people hearts to be able to paint these. Thanks for posting them.
09-22-2001, 09:37 PM
Thanks so much, Fink. Appreciate your comments.
10-04-2001, 11:06 PM
Lovely painting. Would look good on my wall.
10-04-2001, 11:40 PM
Thanks, Tammy!:D I'm starting to feel like hanging all my happy flowery, landscapy, animaly paintings on my walls, because they make me feel better. In fact, I'm starting to think...hey, forget good taste and humility and minimalism and stuff...just enjoy the little things that were beautiful when you needed to paint them!
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