Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Rose 6x6 pastel

I have been cutting roses from my yard to put in small vases around my house.  They don't last long and I keep saying I need to paint one.   So today I was sitting at my desk and staring at this rose in its open stage, knowing that tomorrow would be to late.  Yes, tomorrow the petals will fall and another opportunity gone.  So with a box of miscellaneous pastels, I dug out a few colors that might get this rose across with justice.  At the same time I completed something and that makes me feel good.  

12 comments:

Karen said...

oooo flowers! I love flower paintings lately! I'm impressed that you took out the pastels, very scary for me. This is really lovely, and I know what you mean, that sense of accomplishment/relief when something is completed. Maybe flowers are a good subject because they do light a fire under us.

Jane Hunt said...

Hi Dori,
I found you through your DSDF piece and think your blog is fantastic!
I enjoy your style so much I gave you a shout out on my blog post today! I’d love to exchange links if you think your readers might enjoy mine too – let me know what you think:)
Jane

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is really nice Dori and such a departure from your usual subject. The color and strokes are lovely...well done!

Sheila said...

ooo beautiful! The undercolors you chose works so well.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Very pretty Dori!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Dori, you managed to capture the fleeting beauty of the rose. Lovely.

dominique eichi said...

Oh Beautiful. I just love all the textures and varied colors you used. I can smell it's fragrance. Glorious

Connie Kleinjans said...

You know, it's the things that strike you when you're not thinking. OK, that didn't make sense, but what I was getting at was, who would paint the BACK of a flower? But it works! And I love how the strokes resolve into the image. Nice nice nice.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Dori,
How lovely and fresh, as fresh as the real thing!

Marian Fortunati said...

Wonderful, Dori... and pastel, too. I admire you!

Jala Pfaff said...

This is SOOO awesome!!!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Very glad to discover your beautiful art, would love to see more flowers, but your landscapes are brilliant too!! I do so love pastels and your work has a wonderful energic and dynamic quality.