This was actually painted a week ago. I just found that there are less than a handful of the show roses left…and not sure I’ll get to paint them…I’ll try! Anyway, this became a close up, as you see, compared to the others…I should probably try to get closer still. This pink is so delicate and ethereal, evanescent…as are the roses themselves.
I’m a little behind with the posting…so it’s harder to recall what I was thinking…I like the contrast of the white rose with the cream background…but it’s hard to see it in the photo…which is missing some of the sunlight in the painting.
A little more room for detail in this second version of the show roses against a purple ground–and because I loved how the first one came out.
I like the light and shadow play in this one…the fleeting afternoon light, the round glass vase…and of course, the roses.