Thursday, May 28, 2009

Love and Peace


It's SWAP group time again, and this is the painting I did for the swap. This time it didn't go far, as my partner Christine is from New York. I grow these "Love and Peace" roses in my backyard. The painting is 5x7.

7 comments:

Myrna said...

Whoa! Lucky Christine. This is so beautiful.

Joan said...

This is a beauty!!! I love the soft blending of the colors on the petals. I agree with Myrna...lucky Christine.

Ai said...

Michelle,

Wow... the rose is so dreamy and sweet. The swapped buddy will definitely be thrilled to receive this. Super work.

"JeanneG" said...

Very pretty. I am glad to know what the name for them is.

Michelle Himes said...

Thanks, Myrna, Joan, Ai, and Jeanne.

"Love and Peace" is a hybrid of "Peace" and something else which they don't specify. The yellows and reds are a a bit darker, and not as subtle as "Peace".

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Michelle, This is a gorgeous painting! The drawing, color and texture are all wonderful!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I've grown Peace Roses before and just love their warm colors. This is a beautiful hybrid of those. Your treatment of them is just great with the subtle value shift between the background and flower.