Day 1: Deep Pink Roses

I bought these roses a couple days ago and I think they could drop dead at any moment. I think they got frostbitten between the grocery store and my truck. So my goal for today was to try to paint the blossoms (and leaves) as quickly as possible. I surprised myself with how far I got.

If you’re curious, this is how the painting looked in the first half hour. No, I don’t project and trace. I do find a view-finder helpful when composing. Early in the “drawing in” stage, I pick an object (usually a dish) as my “unit of measure” and compare everything to that.

Curious about my tabouret? It’s always a mess. Oh well.


  1. Gosh! That is a lot to accomplish in an hour. Also, when I was looking at the red checks, I thought, “That isn’t what she showed us yesterday.” Then I realized this is the background. GRACIOUS! Having to paint all the details of that cloth is going to be a bear – said someone who has no clue what she is talking about.

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