Thursday, June 13, 2019


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).  


Chris Lally said...

Wow! Say goodbye to that funk, Rhonda! What a great start!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful softvstart, sorry you’re in a funk, yup, get painting! Bring that smile back!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - so glad you have found inspiration again...looking forward to seeing this painting unfold. Have a good weekend. Hugs!

laura said...

Oh those funks ... I know them well! I think you have found a cure--beautiful flowers!