November 04, 2015

Painting... painting...


I haven't posted here in a month, but I have been painting. I decided to tackle a more ambitious project for October and it's been a doosy! I've loved it, hated it, and been everywhere in between. It's good to give myself a push, though, and it feels great to keep learning how to paint. It's still not finished, but I'm oh so close - fussing over details now. I thought I'd give you a sneak peak here and then I'll be motivated to get at it one last time to finish it for good.

I've been painting a rose, and it's much larger than I usually paint - 20 x 24 inches. It's from a rose plant that I was given by my neighbour and I've named the painting after the lady that originally planted the rose, about 30 or more years ago, Mrs Neilsen.  Mrs. Neilsen lived across the street from me for many years, and when she had to sell her house to go live in a home, my current neighbour moved in. There was a traditional rose garden in the backyard, you know the kind that is in a rectangular patch of garden right in the centre of the yard with roses planted in rows. Well, that didn't work for my new neighbour, but she felt so terrible about pulling it all up,  that she asked me if I'd like to take one and try and move it into my yard. It's been doing well in my garden for five years now and keeps getting better and better (except for the white flies... hmmmm). Anyway, that is the story of Mrs Neilson's rose, an old rose that is still thriving, and has now made it into my painting and out to all of you to see.

Now, time to finish the painting...


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