I had a lovely Mother's day weekend: my son drove over Sat and spent the night - he took us to Carrabba's for dinner on Sat. He also gave me Keith Urban's new cd and a giftcard to B&N. My DH got these beautiful roses for me - they were buds and then opened to stunning full roses.
This is my latest painting - I am very happy with the background but the flowers didn't come out quite the way I had hoped. I will try some other ideas in my next painting. I am thinking of painting roses in my next painting. I have taken quite a few photos of the roses my DH gave me and also did some sketches. This way I will have a variety of rose shapes and maturities along with the incredible color variations. Today in class we will be working with a variety of surfaces on which to paint - this will be a real education for me as I have only painted on watercolor papers.