Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Practicing Roses

Roses are one of my favorite flowers. When I was younger, I owned a house in Australia that had 28 incredible rose bushes, all of them spectacular. I became quite good at growing roses, but learning to paint them has been a whole different ball game.

Practice makes perfect, and because I seem to stumble when painting roses I've been practicing by studying the art of some wonderful botanical artists.

This rose was inspired by Michael Lakin, although it's a little out of proportion, I was fairly pleased nonetheless.

This page is done in ink and Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels.  I'll have more roses for you tomorrow.

Thanks for checking in. xx


  1. Very interesting share of your journal.

  2. How inspiring. thank you for sharing your art! wonderful result! Hugs.

  3. Lovely and inspirational as always! :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

  4. Love the purple hue in the shading of the rose -it's quite lovely, Dion! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing. xx


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