Friday, September 10, 2010

Roses, roses, roses!

Wednesday was the 32nd anniversary of our first date. I recieved 32 roses, one for each year. Each Sept 8, I get a rose for every year we've been together. Yeah, I know. He is one in a million. :) Anyway, they are absolutely gorgeous, all different hues, and HUGE! I took a few pictures, (after my middle daughter saw them and took pictures first) and I have been saving a very large (46 inch diameter) canvas for years, waiting for the perfect painting for it. Well, I have my reference shots. It would be perfect, it doesn't need to be framed, because it's the Convexo line (tapered edges) and besides, where the hell am I going to find a 46 inch circular frame? But, I digress.

The problem now is which color rose to paint. The coral peach with golden edges? The deep red one that looks like velvet? The lavender one with traces of blue in the shadows? Oh, wait, the cream one with deep yellow towards the center? Or the pale yellow with golden orange streaks? There is a pink one that changed my mind about the color pink; I always thought pink was a wishy-washy color. Well, not on this rose! It sings, it blushes, it pulsates with energy. So, now you see. I have a dilemma about color again. With a 46 inch painting, you gotta be REEEEEALLY careful about which color you choose, considering the rose will be taking up the entire canvas. And that's a lot of color on the wall. So, if you're out there and you have an opinion, I'd really like to hear it, cuz I'm stumped!

5 comments:

  1. I'm seeing one predominent rose with the colors of the others in the background - a full bouquet without getting into the typical still-life. Since red is the symbol of love and these were definitely a gift of lasting love, I'd use that as the central focus - and let the others symbolize their sentiments surrounding the love.
    Can't wait to see it, Jean!

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  2. Happy Anniversary!

    Lavender with blue....I don't think I've ever seen a lavender rose.

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  3. Francine Van OstrandSeptember 10, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    O.K. here's my opinion. I would paint them all, but if you want to narrow in on a color scheme I would choose the corally peach with the yellow edges and for an accent the lavender with the touch of blue. Good luck!

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  4. This is the one

    There is a pink one that changed my mind about the color pink; I always thought pink was a wishy-washy color. Well, not on this rose! It sings, it blushes, it pulsates with energy

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