Friday, June 18, 2010







{roses from our garden}

I am excited to share with you that my roses are blooming right now! After copying the Claudio Bravo drawing last month, I got inspired to have my own roses. So that very weekend I planted three different bushes, pruned and fertilized them as recommended. It was heartbreaking to prune back the existing blooms, though I had received the advice to do it from a good authority that said the plants needed the energy to build healthy roots. He also said this would lead to healthier blooms later, and he was right!

It has been a busy week attending a still life workshop taught by Danni Dawson. The painting is still in progress, so here is a sneak peak of a part of it, the other side I am still figuring out the composition... I will work on it more next week.

I am so looking forward to the weekend. Nothing fancy is planned, just a different pace and the opportunity of working in my own studio, something I love doing :)
Have a wonderful weekend, Liz

6 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

This painting has a distinct sense of "aliveness," and the roses drawings are beautiful too.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Jala :) This painting has been fun to work on

Lisa Daria said...

It looks like a rug behind this, is this correct? The pattern lends itself, of course, but the texture is really what I'm focusing in on, you got that varied subtle sheen, just right. It looks really good - The mug is perfect and that lemon!!!

.Caroline Bray Art said...

This is beautiful, esp. the range of colour in the cup. Looking forward to seeing more from you!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Lisa for the question :) Yes it is a garden of paradise prayer rug... I finished the painting last week and will be posting the completed image soon... It has been a hectic few weeks!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Caroline :) It was a joy to work on such a complicated painting.