Wild Roses

Wild Roses
Wild Roses

Hey Art Friends,  Have you made time to stop and smell the roses lately?  This watercolor was inspired by one of my David Austin roses, ‘Golden Celebration.”  I’m one who would rather get a bare root rose bush in the mail for Valentine’s Day than roses from the florist.  ‘Golden Celebration’ is one of those lovely, old fashioned roses with a droopy form.  The giant blooms are perfumed with a heavenly citrus scent, which floats across the whole garden area.  Mother Nature certainly is the ultimate artist, isn’t she?  I titled this one Wild Roses because I sure came up with some wild purples when I mixed my own.  Lately, I’m challenging myself to work with a more limited palette while learning to mix more of my own colors such as “Wild Rose Purple.” 😉  Do you have a favorite rose, or a favorite wild color you’ve mixed in your artistic creations?  If you do, I’d love to hear about it in the comments section.

Until next time, let’s keep on shining and decorating the world.

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A Sunny Bouquet IV


One last sunny bouquet picked from the garden of my imagination.  There’s nothing like color therapy to ward off the winter blues.

A favorite quote that’s so true for me

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”

Marc Chagal

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A Sunny Bouquet V


Yet another bouquet picked from the garden of my imagination.  This floral was inspired by a severe case of spring fever during the gray, dreary days of winter.  Those days seem to be a thing of the past now here in metro Atlanta.  I drove though the charming downtown area of our city earlier, and noticed the flowering trees have all slipped into their colorful gowns seemingly overnight. Wishing you a beautiful day!

A favorite quote: “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper

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