Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A ROSE IS A ROSE..., 4X8, OIL SOLD

This is more than a daily painting..it's a multi-day painting.  I have worked off and on for three days on this little piece, trying to make it look presentable and maybe even "fresh".
I started off trying to do one of Qiang-huang's three-stroke roses.  After all, it looks very easy when he does it.  Needless to say, didn't work.  Didn't work the first time, or the second time, or even the third time. Scrape, scrape, scrape!!  So this is what I ended up with..not a Qiang masterpiece, but maybe better than I was expecting.



15 comments:

Mary Bullock said...

It is lovely.

Carol Blackburn said...

It's lovely, and it's a Carol Schiff original....:)

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I think roses are one of the hardest things to paint...and some people make it look so easy! You sound so calm when you talk about the scraping...I get so frustrated, I want to quit art all together, or at least throw some paint tubes around:-)
The rose looks great..reminds me of one of those old fashioned roses.

Susan E. Roden said...

Your rose looks effortless + spontaneous Carol. No matter how many times you scraped, it's a thing of beauty now!

martinealison said...

Très joli résultat... Bises

Donna Vines said...

Your rose is beautiful. Flowers are very difficult to paint and your rose has a wonderful subtlety to it and the background colors add so much to the flavor of the painting.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

The result is quite lovely and shows no signs of angst or suffering in the making . . . I struggle the same way on some days but seldom end up with anything looking so fresh. Happy Thanksgiving!

Crystal Cook said...

It looks fresh to me! Beautiful work Carol. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Kim said...

This is a stunner Carol! Absolutely lush, and beautiful colours. Nicely done!

Marie Theron said...

It is lovely, and that is exactly how I would love to paint!! Wish I could watch you doing it, Carol!

LindaHunt said...

Love the deep color and fresh feeling!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

I think it's very successful Carol! And I hope that even though you had to scrape it down a few times you still got something out of the process.

SOFIA said...

lovely

victoria eugenia said...

Una pintura magnífica de esta rosa, así como todos las pinturas son muy bonitas. Mis felicitaciones. Victoria.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Yes that is very fresh! ...and for all your effort, it LOOKS effortless. You have such a sparkly way with saturated colors, this is a great example. Beautiful!

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