Here is another painting of a rose from the Park of Roses just outside of downtown Columbus in Clintonville. This one was backlit and began a wonderful subject. I remember that my mother had a rose similar to this one in her rose garden that she called a PEACE rose. If only roses could bring about peace!! I love how translucent it looks in the sunshine.
Our city has a beautiful park for roses. They have been at their peak these past few weeks and I have had the opportunity to go there to take photos while walking my dog. I love the many scented older roses whose blossoms are not the most beautiful but whose scent takes my breath away. This painting is inspired by one of the older varieties, whose petals were about to fall away. I loved the way the shadows contained so many colors. Hope you ENJOY!!
I was able to get outdoors and paint again this week. The weather gods have been good to me. I returned to the same place as earlier in the week and painted a view looking in the opposite direction from before. There are many sycamore trees lining the river and these two were glowing in the sun. I tried to capture their beauty from the bank and from their reflections in the river.
I have not lived on a farm for many years, but my memories of it seem like yesterday. I always loved the spring when new calves appeared. My father raised herefords (white face, reddish brown body) and hereford/angus mix (white face, black body)which you see depicted in the painting above. They always amused me because they could play the best game of STARE DOWN you've ever seen.
This morning I had the pleasure of painting outdoors at Antrim Park before the rain.. We chose to paint from the other side of the river. The water level is down right now and we were able to stand out in the middle on a gravel bar that gave us views looking up and down the river. The photo below shows where I was standing.
As we were painting we were greeted by this little lady as she sauntered across the river to the woods on the other side.