January 17, 2017
Today’s Simple Nature Sketch
A couple of weeks ago, I visited my local florist and spotted the most gorgeous orange spray roses. Interestingly, they are named “Babe”. I thought their name was most fitting, considering their flashy appearance.
I began to paint one of them from life. Now sometimes life gets busy and schedules get interrupted! Before, I could finish my painting, my subject began to dry and lose its vitality. So today, I visited my florist again to purchase one more branch of Babe spray roses.
In the meantime, I was struck by the delicate organic beauty of the remaining dried roses. They stood quietly like tiny statues, frozen in time; reminiscing about their day in the sun.
I am almost finished my miniature painting of this orange rose. Now that I have fresh subjects, I will be able to put the finishing touches on it. Here are a few in progress shots of my work and subject I thought you might enjoy.
Happily, if this painting turns out, it has been spoken for already!
I placed my fresh roses in the fridge along with a couple of other flowers I purchased. My son opened the fridge door and said, “Umm, mom there are flowers in our fridge! ” lol The joys of living with an artist!! Never a dull moment!
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