Tuesday, April 07, 2009

"Glorious Roses" ©

Today was the ninth day since I lifted a paint brush. Bronchitis struck with fury, knocking me flat. Boy, did I learn a lot. Days are not short at all, I just pack to much into each and every one. You can be off line for a week and nothing horrible happens. And finally I learned what it's like to be sick and will have more compassion and understanding.

In a couple of weeks I'll be participating in a Rose only show at Descanso Gardens. So a nice way to get the brush moving without too much thought was to play in the petals.

I am still off, and from the amount of effort it took to paint today, I know it will be a few more days till I am "me" again.

Oil on canvas, 24" X 20"


Ann Buckner said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better day by day. Rich color in this painting. Good luck in the show.

Marian Fortunati said...

I was happy to see you feeling a bit better today. What a glorious day we had at the beach!!!
I always enjoy painting with you and friends and listening to you as you describe how you will improve your study!!

My favorite rose in this beautiful arrangement is the one in the lower left side... Just gorgeous. Hope to see you again soon.

Laura Wambsgans said...

Thank you Marian and Ann. The rose show will be part of a fun packed weekend. The 18th is Earth Day in Santa Clarita and "Chasing Open Spaces", an environmental painting project I started with Lorelle Miller will be showing 50 or so paintings. Then the Descanso show is on Sunday. Spring has sprung with show season! Thanks again, I am getting better by the minute. Laura

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm sure you have long recovered from this attack, but I say if you paint this well when you feel that bad, nothing will stop you!
These roses are bold and beautiful.

Site Meter