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Friday, May 6, 2011

Paint Party Friday- May 6

Hooray- it's Friday and you know what that means- time for Paint Party Friday!  I know I said a few posts ago that I was going to work on a tulip next, but this rose got in my head and just would NOT leave!  So here is my current WIP- it's from a picture I took last year of Perle D'or, the rose on my mailbox.  This rose gives and gives and gives!  It is always the first to bloom and as long as I remove the spent flowers, it keeps blooming until the first freeze, usually in November!  I LOVE it!
The only drawback is that it isn't an especially good cut flower, as the blooms only last a couple of days.  BUT, just look at the shape of those petals! 

 And here is the reference I'm using: 
 Be sure to pop over to Paint Party Friday- there's always so much beautiful work to see!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie



41 comments:

Yvonne said...

Beautiful rose and your painting is looking great.

Hybrid J said...

Lovely rose and looking forward to the finished piece. :)

artbrat said...

I just love seeing your WIP's. I get excited to see how you'll move on it next. This one is off to a beautiful start.
-Brandy

Pointy Pix said...

I'm not normally a huge fan of roses, as far as flowers go, but this one is a beauty! It seems so much more unstructured than most roses with their tightly wound petals (even when open). This is looking brilliant so far and I can't wait to see how it progresses. Your backgrounds are always so appealing as well!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I love seeing your work in progress! Can't wait to see the finished painting. It's lovely already.

Regina said...

I love your WIP post....love seeing just what inspires you and what begins the painting!!!

Hugs my friend ^_^

Kat Sloma said...

It's looking wonderful! I can't wait to see it finished. I love how you describe it as the rose that gives and gives. Not only to you, but to us here too! Happy PPF.

art2cee2 said...

It is comint out so beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product! :-)

Roban Studio said...

Oooohh! I LOVE roses!! Your painting is going to be beautiful. Happy PPF. :-)

craftattack said...

Your rose is beautiful, the real one and the painted one! Roses have always been my fave flowers since I was a little girl. Hugs, Valerie

Msartist said...

How I love roses and your painted WIP is so beautiful!I can't wait to see more of it~ Happy PPF! Theresa

NatashaMay said...

This is so beautiful! Love it!

Diana Evans said...

oh you took my breath away with this WIP!!!! wow!!!!

Happy PPF!!!

Kat W said...

Beautiful WIP. I love to the stages of painting and am always excited to see the end piece.

Kat X

Christine said...

this is so beautiful.

EVA said...

Fabulous start!!

This rose grows around your mailbox? How wonderful!!

Annabelle said...

This painting is already looking magnificent and from the sounds of it quite lovely in reality......I should give her a try if she survives the Canadian winters?

Annabelle >^..^< Happy Mothers Day

Heather said...

I am so in love with your work...I love the dark background with the light colored rose - so dramatic and beautfiul all at the same time....I may have to buy this if you sell it!!!!!!!!:)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..gorgeous and inspiring;..magnificent work..i look forward to seeing more more more!
HUgs...beautiful!

Netty said...

Oh wow Stephanie your rose is looking gorgeous already. Annette x

La Abela said...

Wonderful .... I like the color you are using. Un saludo

toadinaboat.com said...

I love this loose, blowsy type of rose. They are so romantic! It's going to be a lovely painting, I can see.

Gerri Herbst said...

OMG...your rose painting is amazing. The color and the details are wonderful. beautiful, gerri

Fallingladies said...

Lovely rose, did you do the whole background and add white where the rose would be, or did you paint aroung the rose first?

I got Priti Lisa's "sketchbook", wow, I'm not sure what I'm putting in it for May yet!

Denni said...

Simply beautiful! Great start and I wan't to see it when finished.

Heather said...

Beautiful! I love the progression of the painting. Thank you for sharing!

Gloria said...

Very nice rose, both of them. Thanks for sharing the progression of your wip. It's always fun. Happy PPF!

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love roses and your wip is beautiful.

Carola Bartz said...

Both the rose and your painting are beautiful. You really captured its beauty very well. I'd love to have a rose like that at my mailbox!

Nicola said...

Hi Stephanie, WOW!!!!!! This rose is beautiful already. When I saw the photo in the last picture of the actual flower it really showed how much detail you have captured it's beautiful and I love that choice of background colour too. Can't wait to see this one finished it's beautiful already well done!!! :0)

Jenny Blair said...

WOW!!What a beautiful rose..both in reality and in paint...can't wait to see the finished piece. I really want to give painting flowers a go on a big scale...just need some blooms to burst in the garden first! Thankyou for the inspiration :)x

Marlene said...

What a gorgeous rose both the real one and your painting. You are doing a fabulous job with the rose it will be divine.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Sweet and ethereal. It looks as if it is made of clouds and fairies´ skirts. Dreamy.

Lynette said...

Thank you fro the progress shots. I'm going to try watercolor this summer, and I'm looking at every step-by-step I can find. I wish the bud was in the frame! Beautiful work!

peggy gatto said...

I love the richness you achieved with the layers of color. Watercolor is a difficult medium and you die this rose beautifully!!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Beautiful!

Mary Hysong said...

that rose is a beauty! Does it have a good scent? I find so few modern roses that really have a wonderful strong rose scent that i rarely buy new bushes for the garden. Happy PPF!

priti.lisa said...

WOW!
HMD and I am sorry I am so behind...scurrying like a hamster...
You, my friend, are an inspiration. I mean that.
xox

Lynn Stevens said...

A rose never looked so sweet. Beautiful even before its finished.
Wish I could have played along this week but life gets in the way sometimes!
hugs Lynn

SHERI C said...

BEAUTIFUL work in progress. Thank you for sharing your creative steps. Belated Happy PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a beautiful WIP - I can't wait to see it finished... sometimes you just have to paint what's calling to you :)

Congratulations on a wonderful auction!

xo
Kristin