March 25, 2011
I like the idea of a “portrait” of a flower. This series came about because of a couple of influences: one, I love tulips, if you hadn’t gotten that yet, and they’re in season. The other is that years ago I bought this little pad of watercolor paper that’s postcard sized. I thought at one point how fun it would be to paint a quick sketch of something while on vacation, and mail it off as a postcard. I’ve done a few little pieces over the years, but never mailed them. There are actually markings on the back of each piece of paper for where to put the stamp. That pad has been in my supply rack for years, so I decided to use the pad up, by painting one flower bud on each one. The pink tulip last month was the first. There are two more to come, then the pad is kaput. Got to break out some new paper, my freesias are blooming.
August 27, 2008
“Gerbers In Water Glass”, ©Jill Rosoff 2006, 6″ x 4 1/4″, SOLD
This was the very first painting I did of a Gerber Daisy. I’ve always loved them, their incredibly rich colors, and the flower that bursts at the top of the impossibly long stem. I was so intrigued with the teeny little petals surrounding the center of the flower. The paper was from a pad of postcard-sized paper I bought years ago to take on a vacation with a traveling paint kit, and that I didn’t end up using. Until I got home, that is! More Gerberas to come.