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Red Roses, Pink Roses


Red Roses, Pink Roses Too
29,5cm x 21cm/ 11".5' x 8"
watercolor on paper
I was given some lovely roses from a friends' garden some time back. I set out to paint it from life, started a few washes. The flowers quickly wilted, I was forced to set the project aside momentarily. I fortunately had taken some reference photos which came to the rescue: obviously I know myself well.

 sketch of a rose


A few weeks ago I enjoyed a visit to one of my relatives' beautiful garden. I sat under a plum tree, made many new ant friends and sketched this amazing rose. It sparked my desire to finally finish my painting.


I hope everyone is having a nice weekend! 
Thanks for the visit!


Comments

  1. Very beautiful roses beautifully painted, Celia!

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  2. You captured those red and pink roses beautifully! Wonderful composition too. Whenever I try painting roses I end up with a muddled mess. Good for you for sticking to it. Your sketch is lovely too.

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    1. That is why I left it for a while, they make me nervous but I really love them. Thank you for your kind comment Ann!

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  3. Roses can be a challenging subject to paint, you did a great job with your painting and your sketch Celia, well done!

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    1. Thank you Debi, I love your seascapes another challenging subject! ;-)

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  4. Both of these are lovely, Celia!!! Great job on the color and the shading on the petals. Glad you took a photo so you could finish the first one.

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    1. Thanks Joan! I tried a different approach this time.

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  5. Lovely Roses Celia, I find them one of the trickiest flowers to do so appreciate your skill

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    1. You are too kind Lorraine, thank you!

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  6. Beautiful Celia! You seem to have a knack for painting flowers!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and kind comment Sherry!

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  7. Oh Celia - just beautiful friend. I am so glad you were able to finish this painting. They are such a challenging flower to paint and you did it so well. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs!

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  8. Stunning work on your roses Celia. Enjoy your week too.

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    1. Thank you Judy, have a wonderful day!

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  10. Tes roses sont si belles et romantiques...

    Gros bisous et bonne semaine

    Manon

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    1. Thank you Manon, you are very kind! I hope your vacation is going well!

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  11. I agree - gorgeous roses, Celia, but I find the red can be really hard to work with so I double complement.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Julie!!

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  12. Your roses are just delightful Celia! Your chosen colours exude a happy energy.

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  13. Lovely painting. I love that bright color red. I agree with Julie that I find color red difficult to work but you've done it very well.

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  14. Your post was very nicely written. I’ll be back in the future for sure!
    Cigarette Machines

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