Happy St. Patrick's Day! 27

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 12:08 PM | , ,

Happy St. Patrick's to all who celebrate! As the saying goes, everyone's Irish on St. Patty's Day :) Today I have a 12" x 12" gessoed art board to share featuring several white roses Gary Jenkins style. I wanted to paint white roses and Gary's Rose Elegance video tutorial was great inspiration for the dramatic black background.
All the artists who inspire me all emphasize the same thing: practice, practice, study and practice some more! I reworked the two larger on this painting at least four times which means I painted them, erased them with turpenoid and started all over x 4! I'm still not satisfied but I feel as though I need to move on and visit white roses another day ;)



For color inspiration, I'm joining along with the current ColourQ colour challenge. My paints are obviously not Stampin' Up inks but I've mixed up a variety of colors on my palette to try to get as close to the inspiration photo as possible.
I'm also linking this to Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day/evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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27 Sweet Comments So Far:

Samra Leshinski said...

Stunning work Mona!!! The flowers look so real, especially those pretty green leafs. Just gorgeous!!!
Have a fabulous day my dear!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Kris said...

I love those white roses even more than the pink ones you've made, fantastic! The dark background works so well with them, extremely well.

Kim said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! It looks so real.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely exquisite,

Lucy x

Team Clark said...

WOW! What a gorgeous color combo, Mona! Happy St. Patty's to you too! <3

Greta said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous, Mona! I don't know what you're not satisfied with as this is one of my favorites so far! Happy St Pat's to you!

Lisa said...

They look divine to me Mona!! Love the little buds along the top. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Cheryl W. said...

I think your roses are stunning! Love that dark background. It really focuses the eye on the flowers.

Val Thorpe said...

Stunning art... love your painting. Happy St Paddy's day too :D

mamablitger said...

AMAZING !!! Wauw... I'm truly impressed ! You managed to make these flowers and leaves so genuine. They look like real flowers. You keep on improving your painting skills ( allthough I do miss your mixed media art...sigh...lol )..
You are so creative and very talented. It's such a pleasure to follow your blog. Thank you for sharing your fabulous ART.
I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Sherrie K. said...

WOW!!!! This is just stunning! I love the flowers, they really do look real! Seriously 4x's, wow....your work is amazing and don't be so hard on yourself! Incredible job!
Sherrie K

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Mona, the roses look amazing!! They look like you could just pluck them off and stick them in a vase!! The dimension is spectacular!! I love, love them!! Wow!! Stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your brush strokes! Your flowers look so REAL! Happy St Patty's Day!

Patty O'Malley said...

I think this is beautiful!

Susan Lankford said...

Oh, these are yummy...so soft and beautifully detailed!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Mona! Happy St Patrick's Day! hugs :)

Joyce said...

Wow, Mona. This is stunning. A masterpiece. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at ColourQ.

My name is Erika. said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this has to be one of my favourites!! It's stunning! LOVE the colours!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

This is stunning! You are being too hard on yourself :o)

artful-notions said...

Ummm, Wow! Just wow!

Petra Swart said...

I would have needed 40 attempts and would still end up with a mess, Mona!!!! Your roses look fabulous and are wonderful against the black bg!!!! And all the lovely bright greens have your white roses really shine!!! WOW, Mona, it is so, so, sooooooo beautiful!!!! TFS
Have a great day!!!!

Davi said...

Mona you did a beautiful job on the white roses! I love them against the black background! You are doing a fantastic job :)

Sylvia said...

Mona, your art work is progressing, love your roses and this canvas...bet you are loving this one! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

Angie said...

Wow! Mona your artwork is stunning! Gorgeous piece!

Birgit said...

This is simply beautiful!! You have a great talent to catch the delicacy of this flower with your brush strokes and subtle paint techniques-I love it!

GabrielleH said...

My jaw just dropped, Mona! What incredible talent you have! Absolutely stunning artwork! Oh my!!!


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