This year on Valentine’s day, my husband brought back some red roses on his way home. I was in the laugh and cry mode. After 9 years, he finally learned that he could bring back some flowers (especially roses) for me on the way home. I intentionally talked about this countless times after we got married in San Francisco, 2012. Well, better late than never, at least he learned, right?
I put the roses in a vase and took several pictures. I thought it would be an interesting painting study reference. If my limited time painting practice is reluctant then my flower painting practice is something I am willingly to do.
I like Bill Inman’s roses painting style. The general idea is to go loose and bold brush strokes without over blending and too much details. And here is the finished piece.
I got a clearance open back frame from Hobby Lobby and framed this painting using the methods I learned online. Actually I never thought about how to frame a painting seriously until I participate in the Small Works Show by the Rice Gallery of Fine Art. I don’t even know how those tiny metal pieces are called when they are used in framing process. XD
Well, I have to admit that this is an enjoyable painting experience but I maybe like strong light and shadow contrast a bit more. I give this painting to my husband as an anniversary gift. ^_^
It is not easy for us to stay together these years, but we survived and keep counting. ❤