Monday, 24 November 2014

"Study of a Red Rose"

Whenever I challenge myself with a study of an object, I want to learn more about how it is shaped and created. But usually it's not enough. If I really want to understand what I paint or draw, I have to look at it as an element of the entire universe. When you think about it, that's what it really is. Everything you look at is a piece of this amazing creation, a piece that fits perfectly into this universe's order.
This thought is always humbling for me, and as I continue my study, I notice that I learn not only to depict things more accurately, but also to respect the world around me.



"Study of a Red Rose", 17x23 cm, oil on board

See you next Monday!

18 comments:

  1. A red RED Rose! So vital in a wintering day!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    1. That's right, Cloudia! Thank you for your comment!

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  2. You have captured that rich, velvety texture and colour superbly.

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    1. Thank you so much! I REALLY enjoyed painting this rose!

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  3. This is such a beautiful painting, you have captured so well.

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  4. Beautiful and this works well for you. B

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  5. I am looking at the petals and thinking I could reach out and pick them. How stunning and real and you captured it all my dear. Beautiful Painting.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really happy you like it as I do :)

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  6. Dear Marielle - great post as well as gorgeous study of this red rose. Very lovely indeed. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, for such kind words :)

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  7. lovely post and rose. I loved The Little Prince too but haven't read it in many years. I will have to look it up again

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    1. Thank you, Joyce Alice, Little Prince is such a wonderful story, I'm so glad you liked it, too!

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  8. Your red rose is perfectly lovely - you must be so pleased with it.

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    1. Yes, I'm very pleased with it, Rosemary, and I'm really glad you like it!

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  9. Exquisite and delicate rose, really beautifully painted !

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    1. Thank you, Jane :) With a small brush and a little bit of patience you can make really nice things. I like the effect, too.

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