Saturday, August 10, 2013

Red Roses

"Studio View"
6x6 oil on canvas panel
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I don't think I realized how much I love the color red in all of its variations until I began to use so many different reds in my painting. Since it's a primary, red cannot be mixed and so I have a grab bag of reds which are a must have, particularly for flowers.
Today in the studio I set this little vase of wild roses (clipped from an abandoned building near my studio) on the window sill, backlit against the treescape outside the. The yellow flowers look to be some form of dandelion. 
My friend and fellow GJWP artist, Lisa Daria Kennedy was the inspiration for this very loosely painted bouquet of reds. This is a subject she favors and she has plenty of experience considering she's painted over a thousand daily paintings!

13 comments:

SamArtDog said...

I admire this one a lot. You put such a natural light in it, without it being forced or obvious.
Very nice.

Sandy Sandy said...

Love this one Mary! Not over-simplified with just the right amount of detail. Good color choices too. Way to go!

Lisa Daria said...

Hi Mary! This is a delightful painting and the light on the windowsill I like, for the pop of value and the thickness of paint - thank you for mentioning me!
xo,
lisa

hmuxo said...

Beautiful color and light!!!
Wonderful work, Mary!!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Beautiful, Mary! A bouquet of reds as only you can do.

Paintings by Patricia said...

Lovely, Mary....like all the reddish hues throughout...

Jerry Stocks said...

This is a beautiful, wonderful painting.

Studio at the Farm said...

Perfect, Mary!!! So simple and beautiful!
Hugs and nuzzles from the Big Guy XXX

Douglas Clark said...

I agree with you about red. This is a lovely painting.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I saw this one in my thumbnail and wondered how I missed it on my morning rounds. It is gorgeous, Mary!

Lorna said...

I'm always surprised by how much I don't like roses, except for the wild,side of the road ones. It might be that I'm not crazy about the scent but that wouldn't explain why I find nasturtiums such a cheerful, hardy friend. I guess I'm just a rebel.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love this little painting! Your brushwork is so lively!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Lovely job here Mary!!!

Jeffrey