Saturday, February 21, 2009

White Rose


Here's a small white rose that I painted for the latest SWAP. I like painting white flowers - they always pop against a dark background, and it's a challenge to paint the shadows, keep them colorful and yet still make them look "white".

8 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

I enjoy the shapes of your rose. I particularly like how the background greens are varied. The leaf shapes and values contrast nicely with the light rose. Wonderful!

Dawn said...

Very beautiful!

Joan said...

Your white flowers always come out so nice!!! Good whites and great leaf colors.

Ai said...

This is so sweet. I love the depth and the soft color in this.

Jo Castillo said...

Michelle, this is lovely. The contrast and shape are great.

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
Now I am connecting you w your work. I love this rose. Your florals are clear and strong.It was great to meet you in person.
Love,Lesta

Michelle Himes said...

Thank you, Peggy, Dawn, Joan, Ai, Jo and Lesta for your comments.

It was great meeting you in person too, Lesta. :-)

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful subtle shades Michelle.

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave your kind comment.