Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Painted Roses

Roses
9 in x 12in, oil on canvas


Irregardless of my name, I do love roses. Amazingly, they do grow for me. They aren't my favorite flower, but they are close. I have always wanted to paint some. After enjoying them in the garden this afternoon, I decided to make my first attempt at painting them.

One thing I noticed tonight while painting, I had trouble seeing with the glare from the lights. I think I may need to move beyond holding the canvas in my hand to having an easel...does anyone have any ideas on how to make a cheap easel? Just something to hold up a stretched canvas?

I'm going to go read about oil painting and learn something...

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

Challenging subject choice Rose, but the looseness shows that you are becoming more comfortable with the medium.

I like roses, but they have to be scented but to paint one, for me, is torture :). Then again, I'm not a flower artist.

Valerie Jones said...

I love the colors you chose to do this piece.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

How about a table easel? They're fairly cheap

Or maybe put up one of those pin boards and tack your canvas down to that? I know lots of people work straight on the wall.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

How about a table easel? They're fairly cheap

Or maybe put up one of those pin boards and tack your canvas down to that? I know lots of people work straight on the wall.

Robyn said...

This painting has a lovely quality, Rose. There is a beautiful combination of dimension, colour and light. Keep going, oils scare the daylights out of me too and I've never had the courage to take brush to canvas in the loose way you are. When I go back to my oil class in October, I'm going to take you along in my mind to give me courage :)