Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a MAZING Petals

Close ups

Oil on 6x6 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to The Rose Challenge at DPW posted by the one and only Carol Marine.
The challenge was to simply paint a rose in close up. And quite a challenge it was.

So beautiful to look at. So sweet to smell. So DIFFICULT to paint!!
The many convolutions of a rose's petals turns into a maze which will in turn twist my point of reference. Was I painting here or there??
Roses are indeed a real challenge for me. ( The problem may well be that I tighten up and attempt a flower portrait instead of a nice loose, painterly, floral.)
Anyhoo...Thanks for a great challenge, Carol!

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com

My Etsy

Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth


  1. This is probably the prettiest rose I've seen in awhile, Dean!!! I know they're difficult to paint...but you did an "aMAZING" job!!

  2. Beautiful. I too have trouble with these but you conquered this challenge well

  3. agree! the rose painting is tough! I painted one myself today...it is hard to do! You did a great job

  4. A perfect red rose so ready for the taking by Sleeping Beauty.

  5. One of the best, I have ever enjoyed!


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