Sunday, 30 November 2014

A love affair with roses

I love gardening, I love roses!  They make me curse when pruning, and often when picking them I scratch myself.  But oh my they have a wonderful scent -they give off a fragrance that surpasses any other.

I picked these a couple of days ago and they have been giving pleasure to me and my visitors ever since.

They are starting to droop a bit and I decided to try my hand at doing a watercolour of them.  Next to painting people flowers are a hot favourite.  Anyway it is about time I posted some of my flower studies.

I am really pleased with this.  It is the first time that I used the technique I use for my painted ladies.  It took a bit of nerve to splash acrylic on the painting though.

I was on a roll and decided to do another of some climbing roses along the driveway.  (Yes there is a grape vine intermingled with the roses!) They are the old-fashioned cabbage type rose.    Oh my how the mighty are fallen!  I made a botch of them. 

Time for a bit of splashing.  Hey presto a saved painting.  Sort of looks abstract.  I don’t know why I keep thinking of starry night!

Well that’s it for today, thanks for visiting and have a great week.

Linking with Alexandra’s Sunday Sketches


  1. Love, love love! Sharon they are just beautiful.

  2. Doesn't look like a botch to me. Both are simply gorgeous, Sharon.

  3. I love your roses! They are so beautiful, fluid, and lovely!!

  4. Wow Sharon.!!!! Beautiful painting I love your use of colour and free style x

  5. Stunning...simply stunning...LOVE them both... wow and all your OWN style!!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Very beautiful roses, Sharon. I really love the splattered feel/look. Thank you for joining us again. It's been awhile and lovely to have you back. :)

  7. These are so wonderfully painted, I am completely in awe of your painting technique and ability. I can almost smell these roses.