This rose is from my garden in Maine next to the high bush and low bush blueberries. Living in Zone 3 this rosebush has survived some extremely severe weather. It's always so nice to see it come back year after year. It blooms right through summer into early November. I painted this for the weekly challenge on Daily Paintworks.
I had a good time doing this painting with an old glass bottle from a New Hampshire auction. Last week I decided to rearrange the lighting and set-up in my studio which was just in time for the challenge on Daily Paintworks, "The Sliced Challenge."
This is my entry for the Weekly Challenge on Daily Paintworks. I have a cupboard stuffed with kitchen gadgets, including a basket of cookie cutters. Using the painting knife on a still life with limited color choices was very challenging.
Part of Maine's Route 1 has been chosen for the month of May as the place of choice for the Virtual Paintout. I submitted this to the Virtual Paintout yesterday, May 6 and included the Google Map address. Most of the painting was accomplished with palette knives which gives it a plein air look. Reading Kevin Macpherson's book, 'Landscape Painting Inside & Out' has been quite refreshing after painting so many still life pieces this winter.