Fearless Friday, Mother’s Day Roses

I am taking a little vacation today,

a little Mother’s Day break …

I’m re-sharing this post from 2017,

Roses for Mother’s Day!

It demonstrates one subject painted by two different artists,

and shows how we each have our own unique style

I sent a fellow artist this photo and asked her to paint it

She painted the stunning impressionistic watercolor below

I really love her fast and loose style!  

My bouquet is below right

Her roses seem to be singing and smiling!! 

Just like her warm, bubbly personality~

Although I consider my style impressionistic too,

it’s not as loose and a little shy….sort of like me 😉

She began her process with a little Warm Up, pictured above,

which I love just as much as her finished bouquet

This is how my Mother’s Day Roses got started

the subject was fairly complicated,

with multiple blooms, leaves and colors

I did a line sketch to help me edit the photo visually,

see the shapes,

add and subtract for a pleasing composition

and get a feel for the blooms

Next I colored it with pencils to learn the color variations,

so I could paint faster and more freely,

without sweating the details

Then I started my usual process

by building the shapes with color and layers

Another way to help with a complicated subject

is to use filters or photo effects, like the photo below,

created with the Waterlogue for iPhone/iPad app

It helps you see the shapes, tones and color variations,

and basically simplifies the equation for your composition

My version of Mother’s Day Roses is available as an art print

and on 34 other different items in my Society6 shop here

I’d love for you to draw or paint this photo

I would love to see your interpretation!

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party 

Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Full Plate Thursday / Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

23 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Mother’s Day Roses”
  1. So pretty Jenna! Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Kari says:

    I like yours Jenna…I see the differences and respect both, but I prefer your version. Have great and blessed Mother’s day. Kari

  3. These are all beautiful versions, Jenna! Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

  4. Pam says:

    Your painting is gorgeous, Jenna! Happy Mother’s Day and enjoy a break!

  5. lghiggins says:

    So interesting to see what different artists can do with the same subject. Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. Shelia says:

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and special day with your family. You are a great mother and example to those who follow your blog. You’re the real deal, Jenna–beauty, brains AND artistic talent. Sending love to you and yours. Georgia Gal

  7. Mary says:

    Beautiful roses Jenna! Enjoy your break and Mother’s Day weekend! ♥

  8. Nancy says:

    So pretty!
    Happy Mother’s Day!💐

  9. Roses are so lovely! Happy Mother’s Day I know your children will spoil you!

  10. They are so beautiful. Who doesn’t love roses. Enjoy your well deserved break. Wishing you a fabulous Mother’s Day.

  11. Kim says:

    They are both beautiful interpretations and I love seeing the two of them! Of course I have my preference though and I’m sure you can guess lol. The Waterlogue app is really cool and I could see how it would help even though a painter myself I am not. I hope you had a fabulous Mother’s day Jenna!

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