luminescent pastel tea roses 33

Mona Pendleton | Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 7:36 PM | , ,

Hi there! So happy the weekend is here! I've been practicing my rose painting skills. I keep reminding myself that several of my favorite floral artists not only studied art in college but they have also been painting for years. Gary Jenkins has more than 40 years under his belt! He's not only a wealth of knowledge, inspiration but he's also an amazing teacher. I referred to one of The Beauty of Oil Painting books by Gary Jenkins as I painted these luminescent pastel tea roses:
I REALLY struggled painting the pink rose. I think I started over 5 or 6 times. One of the great properties of working with oil paints is that if you are not happy with your work, a little turpenoid will erase it right off your surface! :)
The base background was painted using acrylics and all the rest was painted using oils on a 12" x 12" gessoed art board:


For color inspiration, I joined along with the current Scrap Africa Mood Board Challenge:
I'm also linking this to this week's Paint Party Friday post:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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33 Sweet Comments So Far:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your roses are wonderful!Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Ros Crawford said...

I think it's gorgeous!

Michelle Schratz said...

The ARE luminescent! Amazing! I just went to an exhibition in Munich. The artist was Sorolla "Master of light" they call him. Your roses remind me of his wonderful art.
Michelle aka MiSchra #50 at PPF

Patty O'Malley said...

Oh, Mona! I think this is favorite painting of your's! Absolutely beautiful! You should sell some of your work.

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

So very pretty and lovely! Beautiful colors too and I love your "light touch", hope you understand what I mean. There's a kind of delicacy about it.

Giggles said...

Such heavenly paintings come from your hands...wow brilliant work! Who wouldn't want to stare at that all day long! Love the two colours together...that buttery yellow is stunning with the pink!

Hugs Giggles

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona!! I love the soft colors!! The leaves look amazing, too!! Gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Kunsman said...

breathtaking Mona! The strokes done so softly in the various shades really shows the delicateness of the petals-must be the oils and I have only ever used acrylic paints. Happy PPF and happy weekend too!

Julie said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona! These colors are incredible!

minnemie said...

Really well done!!

Mirna said...

Wow, Mona, your roses are absolutely divine!

Astrid Maclean said...

These roses are so delicate and pretty, stunning work again!!

Greta said...

I sure can't tell you struggled, Mona--gorgeous finished project!

scrapwithada said...

Oh wow. Gorgeous!!! Love the roses. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa.

Petra Swart said...

Absolutely amazing, Mona!!!! Your pink rose turned out perfectly in the end!!!! This is such a fabulous painting - I LOVE it!!!! TFS.
Have a great Sunday!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh how dreamy Mona, I love this one!!

Cheryl W. said...

I had no idea you could paint with oils and acrylics on the same surface. Your roses are iridescently lovely!

Valerie Thorpe said...

I think you have done a great job here. I don't really know much about painting although I have done some years ago...I think flowers are really difficult to do and I think you nailed it. I love this one and roses are my faves.

Fiona said...

Stunning use of colour! Really does look luminescent! How do you do that?

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my gosh! This is stunning! Love the colors and such a wonderful feeling or lightness...Absolutely breathtaking!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Fallingladies said...

wow, wow, so beautiful! congrats on the feature this week on PPF!

Neesie said...

Beautiful and so delicate Mona, just perfect.
I've never used oils paints before, but your work is so inspiring that I might have a dabble. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on being featured. Happy PPF to you

Faye said...

Mona, your roses are exquisite! I used to paint in oils and the fact that you can so easily change things made it a joy.

dkatiepowellart.me said...

Lovely images (I browsed on other pages too) and love that you have a foot in science and art -- me too!

Granny Annie said...

They are very sweet and delicate. Your talent shows through.


EAGHL
http://trigra.blogspotlcom

Gillena Cox said...

These roses are so delicate, luv the detail brush strokes

much love...

Irene Rafael said...

Lovely roses! Thank you for sharing your process.

Teresa Arsenault said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful it takes my breath away. congrats on being featured at PPF.

ewelinkag said...

Beautiful roses. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa.

Arantzazu said...

wow Mona!!!
love it!! completely sublime!!!
thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...it's sooo beautiful Mona! Your work is always stunning! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Mary Catt said...

I always love your work, Mona, but this one is just so amazing that i can't stop looking at it!!! Realy love it!!! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!!!

asica.p said...

omg! lovely! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!!!


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