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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Painting Red Roses

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. Are you having more crazy weather where you live? We seem to go from one extreme to another in Southern California and have gone from having beautiful sunny days to heavy rain , flash flood watches in the burn areas to being notified that we are on a "Mild Tsunami" watch today in our coastal areas where I live. Would you like to take a little break from the weather and join me for a cup of nice hot tea? I bought some beautiful red roses that were marked down because they were supposed to be past their prime - even though they looked perfect for me to paint.

Looks like Bentley, my helpful studio assistant, has stopped to smell the roses.

The red roses inspired me to start thinking about Spring, Spring cleaning and re purposing one of my bedrooms. I love using "what I do have and not what I do not have" and decided to create a painting that would harmonize with my favorite Ralph Lauren floral fabric - white with red roses and little blue flowers. I am looking for an old iron head board - in the meantime until I find one I hung up a ribbon with seashells for a temporary head board.

The fabric that inspired the rose painting.

Close up of one of the rose that was "past its prime".

When setting up to paint outside ( in between the rains) I used silk hydrangeas since mine are not in bloom and added a little rusty garden bird.

I love roses when they are fully open and the petals are falling off.

Garden bird.

Blue hydrangeas, roses and Bird.

The completed rose painting.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, and those of you who follow my blog. Please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail if you have any questions or want to see my paint something special.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


Rhondi said...

Hi Erin
Another beautiful painting. I love to see your inspiration and then see what you do with it. That is sacry to have a tsunami watch. I'll be prayin for you.

Createology said...

These colors are so vibrant and you have put them together so well. I see Spring! Keep creating...

Anonymous said...

Erin, this is beautiful! Another painting with your lovely, cheery colors!


*Ulrike* said...

Erin, you do such beautiful paintings. I have three rose bushes out front that are this beautiful deep red color. Can't wait for it to warm up so they can bloom again. We are having crazy weather here too for the south, forecasting rain/snow for Tuesday. Cold and windy today, sigh, I am so ready for spring!
Take Care!

Mary said...

This is such a gorgeous painting Erin - so happy to see that handsome Bentley stops to smell the roses, love him!!!!

I bought blowsy white roses last week, fancied them in a tarnished silver pitcher on the dining room table (also my desk!). Now they have dried to what looks like frilly cream vintage fabric - so have added them to my Jardin pot along with all the dried pink roses. If I had your wonderful talent I'd paint them, they are really lovely.

Stay safe out there on the coast - know there has been bad weather and a few scares. We're still chilly here and had a quick dusting of snow last week - then the sun appeared and it was gone in a heartbeat - the kind I like!!

Sending best wishes and hope all is well.
Hugs - Mary

Ruth Welter said...

Just beautiful Erin...love your red roses.


sandra lee said...

What a beautiful picture, I love the added hydrangeas and of course that sweet bird. Have a lovely day.

Marilyn Miller said...

Painting red roses reminds me of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.

Becca said...

Hi Erin, I just saw this post and love it! The red roses are beautiful and I can almost smell the scent just like your studio asst. :) I love that you can find something beautiful and then apply it to canvas, what a talent. Oh and I'm also green with envy that you can "grow" hydrangeas! Love the hydrangea painting with the bird...my fav. :)

Donna said...

Love the roses! They always remind me of my mother. She loved her flowers. I too am ready for Spring!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Erin; Wow your Rose painting is so gorgeous, what a talented lady you are... our weather here has been weird too, one day it is so sunny and warm, then the next we get snow... lol have a great week.


Kelee Katillac said...

Gorgeous post Erin. Love the trellis painting!

Wow! Color- crazy- great!

Stop by for an update on the colette project!

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