Red red rose
I have lots of new works waiting to be started and a couple in progress. I’ve also only really been able to snatch a few hours in the studio since Christmas so they’re not really coming on very fast. Just as I was about to get stuck in to some of the new work, I realised that a gorgeous bouquet of red roses on my desk was at the perfect stage for painting. All of the blooms are fully open and just gorgeous. They had to be painted.
This was the first painting in which I was trying to capture the velvety texture of the petals. I quite like the idea of trying a few different styles of painting from a single subject. Great learning in that, I think.
There may be more paintings of roses before I’m done.