The air smells so sweet here these days. It must be the honeysuckle.
I have been wanting to incorporate flowers into my portraits for a while now. It was obvious where to start: our neighborhood has some incredibly beautiful rose bushes. The kind that ramble and bramble across fences and porches.
So this past rainy Sunday, the boyfriend and I with two umbrellas, a camera and a dog in tow, headed out to take some photos.
Then I hunkered down in my studio and painted the rainy day through. Here is what became of it.
The figure was started in the painting class I took a few months back. You can see what the under painting looked like in this post.
Not sure if it’s done yet, but I feel pretty good about it so far.