Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunlit Yellow Rose

I have some oatmeal paper that I found at Hobby Lobby. As I was painting this one I decided the paper was the perfect color and value, so I left it exposed. I like the swift, juicy strokes in this sunny piece. It seems to say all I wanted to without over-detailing things. Silly, I know, but the paler green leaf on the right side just pleases me next to the variegation of the rose petal. The contrasting darks do their job well, too. All in all, this is one I'd frame for myself, but then yellow roses are about my favorite flower in the world!

I hope you like it too.

I'm including a shot here of some pieces I have yet to post, but I want you to see the scale of these paintings. You may not realize that you're seeing them slightly larger than life sized on the blog, so you can see the details. I think my keyboard will help give you more of a sense of the size. As you can see, these paintings are in their protective plastic bags already, which is why they seem a little dull. I'll give you a closer look at the other paintings here over the next few days.


  1. Simply lovely, and yes it's my favorite flower in the whole world too!


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