Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Roses

My cousin gave me this rose bush to plant in the back garden.  It's a Morden Sunrise and the flowers are a beautiful creamy yellow shading to pink at the edges, and it has a heavenly citrusy scent. It's lovely and flowers are one of my favourite things to draw. I find roses intimidating at the best of times, but this one seemed simple - no complicated folding and crimping, just a few petals.  It's the shadows that I find difficult to render realistically to give the petals their shape and delicacy. This simple flower was actually quite difficult.  I'm not sure that I achieved what I wanted to but I think continuing to work on it would ruin it. For now I'm calling it done and a good practice piece.  Good new is that there are more buds forming so I can continue to practice.

5 comments:

echogo said...

Beautiful. Yellow roses are like sunshine in a flower.

Vicki Holdwick said...

You've done a lovely job on this one - shadows and all!

xoxo

Cathy Holtom said...

I can imagine these, beautiful!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

This is just lovely... great tonal work...xx

Netty said...

Beautiful flowers. Happy PPF, Annette x