Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Yellow Rose of....well....Portland

Today, my family spent the day waiting for my sister-in-law "Auntie Koin", as the girls call her, to come out of surgery.  She was diagnosed with cancer very recently and so they went in to remove it.  We're happy to say it was very localized and hadn't spread to the lymph nodes so that was very good news!

So while we were waiting, I was reading an article in the Feb/Mar 2009 issue of International Artist magazine on one of my favorite artists, E.J. Paprocki.  His impressionist style just appears so vibrant to me! So tonight when we got home I decided to try this style of painting out.  I attempted to let some of the underpainting show through to create that vibrancy that draws me to these types of paintings.  Not sure if I pulled it off, but it certainly has a looser feel than my last rose.  I actually wanted the underpainting to be a bit more on the lavender side and the rose to be a bit more yellow, but at least it looks like a rose ;-)

6 x 8 RayMar panel


  1. You keep on getting bolder and bolder! This will surely take you new places in your paintings. No, not an artists opinion... but the opinion of an old woman that does have a good grasp on 'cause and effect'. As your mom, I can also tell you that you are showing that you have your fathers eye for beauty... Oh, did he love taking photos of roses! His brush was an Argus. (you know, back when I knew him well.) :) Good job!

  2. Great job on this rose...you did "pull it off"! I like how you keep the values close. Excellent job...you should be very pleased. Successful!