Friday, May 29, 2009

Life imitates flowers

I made a watercolor painting for the first time in a long time the other day. I was inspired by my neighbor's Rose 'Graham Thomas,' a David Austin rose. I also put some peony buds from my own garden in the still life set-up. The whole set-up didn't fit onto the paper, so I just painted part of it.

I made a small painting about 8"x 12". But it took a long time: a couple of hours. I'd forgotten how long it takes to make a painting. The intricacy of the rose petals was very difficult to draw, and so was the mason jar, with all its refractions and reflections.

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