Bountiful Garden Reflecti by HouseofChabrier
HouseofChabrier

Bountiful Garden Reflecti

by HouseofChabrier in Watercolor Landscapes Plus

15" X 20" Watercolor on Arches 300lb Regular Surface Watercolor Paper. A painting of the generous bounty my garden provides throughout late spring and all summer long. Painted in watercolor, and a special thank you to Marie's Watercolors that have a particular color of pink that matches my Pink Mary Rose David Austin Roses.

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  • Submitted:Mar 29th, 2013
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  • Date Created:Mar 29th, 2013
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  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    Congratulations!

    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #753
    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-753

    Mar 30th, 2013 Reply
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    very beautiful work Anne, wonderful colours and ...i cant find the right word..luscious??

    Mar 30th, 2013 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I will take pictures of these Pink Mary Rose David Austen Roses when they bloom outside my Kitchen window. They are just about ready to BURST into bloom. I planted 3 Mary Rose plants, 2 Winchester Cathedral (white), Climbing Eden (White with Pink), and another deep pink! I took these pictures with my roses, outside by the pool, on the picnic table with my crockery, vases, oranges grown on our trees. I plant flowers and garden for the endless parade of blooms, and paint them for the challenge of trying to convey their delicacy, glow, and beauty. Luscious is a good word for David Austen Roses, add very fragrant, long lasting and abundant! I'm glad you like this. I enjoy setting up the still life and then photographing it from every angle, taking closeups, and then eventually painting the results. I will put up some miniatures I painted in oils from this series. Thank YOU!

      Mar 31st, 2013 Reply
    • essencestudios

      essencestudios

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  • untuox

    untuox

    Very impressive work with a perfect execution.

    Mar 30th, 2013 Reply
  • Megha

    Megha

    wow gorgeous

    Mar 30th, 2013 Reply
  • ioricantaca

    ioricantaca

    This is just so amazing! very nice. love how you do the details

    Mar 30th, 2013 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Amazing and beautiful work Anne .. love the colors and the reflection .. gorgeous work

    Mar 29th, 2013 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      Jurgen, this took 3 or 4 days of just painting. I'd drawn it up a while back, but then when I'm painting I have to draw some more, put in details, and just keep on painting. It's like painting a Jig Saw Puzzle because there are so many components and parts to the painting, and then reflections of all those parts. Plus, I hunted up and bought all these cups, vases, candle sticks, fans, platters, bowls, bottles and stuff to set up the Still Lifes, and planted and grew all the Roses fruit, and Flowers! This is a very alive, and multi tasking Still Life, and that's before I even get started drawing and painting. I spent one whole day photographing Vases of Roses, and placing different items for different scenarios such as Tea time, fans, books, wine and all kinds of combinations. Artists work very hard from concept, to finished painting!

      Mar 30th, 2013 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Just tell me that .. I always use several days to finish painting till I'm satisfied with what i had in mind .. my phoenix took me quit a while till I had it done

      Mar 30th, 2013 Reply Subscriber