Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yellow Rose


Yellow Rose
6 x 6, oil on panel
Collected

I bought a dozen of these yellow roses and kept them in a cool room for a week while I got up my courage to attempt this painting...or rather, the painting I was going to do - four or five roses in a vase, maybe on a white cloth.

However, after long consideration, I decided that this small format was more suited to just one rose. It was a wise choice. The task of capturing this image took me longer than expected. Several of the flowers had to give up their little yellow petaled lives during the process, for which I am grateful. Although I do feel awful about it. The flowers, I mean. Spending their last moments under hot lights without benefit of water...it is a cruel life we lead.

5 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

I'm glad those lovely yellow roses gave their all so you could paint this beautiful little piece. It is just gorgeous!
Well done....

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful single rose. What could be better? It's precious!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I can almost smell its fragrance!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

This is lovely. I enjoyed your Impressionistic approach.

Pam Holnback said...

You really captured this rose.