For some reason when I woke up this morning I felt like changing the color of the roses. The roses were from my garden and in real life they are cherry red. The color is mystically somewhere between red and hot-pink. Although I have tried, I just can’t duplicate its magnificence, so might as well go with my imagination. Red it is!
Now this painting is not a true rendering, it’s loopy on purpose. It is a contour drawing that I then water colored. I like it when other artists work is loose and imprecise, so I figured I’d try to loosen up a little too. The paintings take on a bit more personality and quirkiness I think.
Roses with Rosemary also features a couple of my pieces of pottery. I love how the bleeding of watercolors is similar to the blending in glazes. They are imperfect and flow where they want to go. I like this about both mediums.
Also, this watercolor is smaller than I have been working lately. It is an 11″ x 14″ and yet it still took me two days. That’s roses for ya.
I may be resigned to smaller canvases as I try to navigate through this marathon of a month, but hey, I started small so maybe that’s fitting.
Tonight is opening night for my daughter’s play. I’d tell you to wish her luck and to break a leg, but she’s actually the kid that would land in the emergency room. So let’s just wish her a happy & exciting night and smooth sailing for mom!