Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Opening Night Rose

"Opening Night Rose"

8 X 8

Oil on Panel


Had to paint in the afternoon today which is not my best time.  But I managed to get through by focusing hard and then taking several breaks.  Good news is; I'm not afraid to paint roses anymore!  A special thank you to Bronwyn Chelius for the terrific reference photo!

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  1. Wow Karla - dramatic yet delicate - and you didn't lose your way in all those folds and value changes. So impressive! Really lovely work.

  2. This is just fabulous! Roses are so hard! Bravo!

  3. You weren't wrong when you said you can paint anything!! This is beautiful,this close up is probably one of the hardest things to paint!

  4. 5 dittos from this corner....really lovely.

  5. hi Karla
    I've looked in from Artists in Blogland and love your rose painting

  6. This is beautiful - roses are my favourite kind of flower. You've done a great job here :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  7. What a beautiful rose painting. It reminds me of of Georgia O'Keefe's flower paintings. Blessings!

  8. the delicate details in the petals is just amazing-gorgeous!!!

  9. beautiful, delicate, gorgeous colours

  10. Thank you all for your generous comments!

  11. This Rose is luscious and soft...just the way a rose should be...I can smell it and feel it...thanks for creating this....beautiful !

  12. This is a beautiful piece. Gorgeous painting of a difficult subject.

  13. Truly beautiful rose. thank you for sharing

  14. Hi Carla, I have tried many roses all colours,but, yours looking is looking pretty good.
    looking at your sight too which is really smart I really like it. You mentioned about Artist blog land.
    have you been with them for long? It looks interesting, it's is handy to get to know others with the same interest.wondering now you are finding it?

  15. Hi Carla really like your rose, you obviously have a lot of patience! tried a couple myself
    and certainly they need a lot of work!
    How are you finding Artist Blog land, does it work for you?


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