Thursday, February 24, 2011

Yellow Rose of Texas 6"x6" #229 oil

This painting was a direct result of the assignment I gave myself last summer to do a painting a day. We drove to Boston and back with things to do in the middle, and it was a really early and long day so I knew I only had energy to quickly whip out a painting in 1/2 hour or less. It is also a response to Qiang Huang's Daily Paintworks challenge of painting a rose, something I have seldom done. So, armed with a 3/4" brush and a 1 1/2" brush I did this very loose rose thanks to my friend Dan Hale who grows exquisite roses. It didn't turn out how I imagined it would, but I love the big, loose and direct brushstrokes.

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