Monday, January 01, 2007

Yellow Rose


Yellow Rose
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
I've been using roses to practice 'seeing,' sketching and value painting. In this attempt, I have finally achieved that balance (in my mind) of looseness and detail. I'll continue trying to achieve this with more ease and more frequency!

In the meantime, on the first day of January, a day and month of beginnings and new starts, I post this rose as a symbol of renewal ... may we enter this year with renewed spirit, commitment and joy!

And take time to smell those roses!!

8 comments:

Laura said...

Roses are one of the hardest things in the world to paint, so your choice of them as a means to improve your skills is impressive. This yellow one IS a wonderful balance between looseness and structural solidity---congratulations, dear Lin! And the paint is so luminous---what a great way to start the new year.

Anonymous said...

Ditto to what Laura said. The rose has such depth and glow from not overworking it and leaving some fresh white. I have a question/request for you...I notice that you do not upload your images in larger sizes and I'd love to be able to see the pictures in more detail. I always click over to Flickr and click on All Sizes, hoping to see a bigger image of your painting. Have you chosen intentionally to keep them small or would you be willing to post them to Flickr bigger and just let the little ones be on your blog?

Donn said...

Just plain lovely! Your rose is so lifelike. Well done. Watercolors and flowers for you seem to go hand in hand.

Teri C said...

Just beautiful and perfect for the day!! I love your flowers. Your love of them is so apparent.

Anonymous said...

Lin, this rose is beautiful. I am always drawn to roses...my mother's name was Rose.

I don't understand about "seeing". Could you explain.

Thanks!

Terri said...

Indeed Lin! Time - so precious and we need to make sure we take the time to do the wonderful things in life. Thank you for such an inspirational and happy blog. I so enjoy reading it (mostly each day!) as I always feel lifted and encouraged by each post. Hope 2007 is filled with wonderful things for you and continued success with your art achievements too. Hugs. x

wagonized said...

Luminous is the word. It is delicate and luminous. I am perfectly incapable of drawing, let alone painting, a rose. Congratulations on your goals, your achievements and your persistence. Happy new year, Lin!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous.