Monday, January 25, 2010

Borrowed Blue

Borrowed Blue
Karen F. Rose
oil on board
11" x 9"
A good friend lent me a intensely blue water pitcher vase. The white camelias
were from the bush outside my studio window. The resent cool weather had nipped the petals. My interest was not so much in painting the vase and flowers but in the atmosphere of the moment. Working with a palette knife is so much fun! 


Sunday, January 24, 2010

In Garden Shadows Oil Painting Portrait


In Garden Shadows
Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
14" x 11"
This summer I visited good friends in Fairfield, Connecticut.
In their garden I spent time with their beautiful grandchild.
Sometimes what we remember most are not the formal occasions with young children but the quiet moments of mystery and surprise...like a summer morning looking for "frogs" in the garden with gramps.