My former watercolor student and friend, Joy Sallee, posts a lot of photos on her Facebook page of her flowers. Some are just outstanding and I wanted to try to paint this delicately pink rose. So, at the meeting the TriState Photographic Society last Friday night, I asked her if I could try it and she gave me permission. So I have two lovely roses to paint from her garden - thanks, Joy!
I started with the background, which is Daniel Smith Shadow Violet with a touch of Sap Green added. Just a grey-green background, keeping it light because the flower is so pale.
Before I started this, I was in such a depressive funk it was hard to get inspired by anything. But if anything can make me want to get up and paint, it's lovely flowers (and birds, of course).