Monday, 3 August 2009

French Roses....


This was another painting done on my recent trip to France. White roses picked from the garden of the Gite where we stayed.

Starting from the centre of one rose I worked outwards developing each petal as I went, adding foliage along the way. By turning the rose in my hand I could get different views. I prefer to work this way with flowers rather than draw them first, they have a different kind of freedom with a more natural look.

They were actually white roses, but I decided to add colour to them, after all, white isn't always white.

12 comments:

Krista Hasson said...

Stephie this is stunning, your use of color is great and I love you loose style.

Stephie Butler said...

Thanks so much Krista. I must admit I didn't like it at first, but it's growing on me now.

Stephie

Cindi said...

are you kidding,silly girl!!. what is there not to like?? the roses are scrumptious.. and the little white like baby breath(?) are so lacy and fun!! wooo hoo.. you did it again..

ps..any grandbaby news yet??

Stephie Butler said...

Hi Cindi....No news yet..

Thank you so much, I guess we all see things we don't like in our work, always wanting to be that much better I suppose. Your words really mean a lot.

Thanks again
Stephie

F.M.Marrouch said...

I love this work, the loosness and the soft colors make a very delicate painting.

Stephie Butler said...

Thank you so much Francis, your words are very much appreciated....

Stephie

Judy-Joy Bell said...

Stephie, I love this, so delicate, so sensual!!

Stephie Butler said...

thanks so much JJ.....

Deb Townsend said...

Stephie, this is outstanding. I just love it!

Stephie Butler said...

Thank you so much Deb, you don't know how much I appreciate your comments and everyone else's.

Joanna said...

The roses are absolutely gorgeous Stephie, with the leaves, buds and vase a complete painting, ready to mount and frame.

Stephie Butler said...

Joanna.Thank you so much...Although I may have painted this in a different way to putting the washes on 1st, you still gave me the confidence and inspiration to do this, Thank you so much for that....

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