Thursday, January 9

Deep Shade

"Deep Shade"
12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas
Morning dusted light across the exposed tips of the newly unfurled rose. Her petticoat, however,  remained nestled in the deep shade of the leafy bush. 

I'm still in rose mode, also enjoying holding a brush again. And my fingertips aren't black with blending  chalky pastel pigments.



  1. This is what you do better than anyone else. Putting the sensitivity and emotion into the rose instead of just a painting of one.

    1. Julie, thank you for seeing into my soul, as you've done here. My paintings of roses are about so much more than flowers. Hugs to you.

  2. So nice. Soft, delicate. feminine. You must love to paint roses. It shows.

  3. This painting was a Dailypaintworks Facebook pick of the day yesterday. And when I woke up this morning, someone had purchased it.

    Yes, yes, I do love to paint roses. I never tire of looking through my thousands of photos of them. I remember when I shot the photos, and what was going on in my life as I did that. I remember as I look at each rose I've painted, the circumstances of my life, the feelings, the laughter, the love, the friends.
    I'm glad you found something in this rose that prompted you to comment. It pleases me to get applause through words. Thank you.