08 April 2011

design sponge contest :: rose watercolor study

One weekend a month, my husband and I have date weekend. The weekend is devoted to us slowing down and spending quality time together. This past weekend was our date weekend and on Saturday we spent the afternoon at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in the rose garden. The weather was wonderful and a little breezy, perfect for relaxing on my grandmothers quilt. I brought my watercolors and Charlton read and played some chess and we enjoyed the wonderful weather.

I just love how the blooms on roses form, all bundled up and opening to the world. I wanted to try and capture this in my watercolors. Not sure I completely succeeded but I think I got a good start and I plan on working on this much more this spring. I have cropped some of my favorites below from my study.

P.S. How perfect that I did these last weekend, so when i discovered the contest this week, I thought, that will be perfect to enter.


Melissa said...

hello! found you via design sponge, your watercolor roses are lovely!

Charlton said...

I loved our date weekend together ... and I love having such a talented wife :)

holly said...

thank you melissa

and thank you charlton, i loved date weekend too

jill bliss said...

just lovely!