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