We have a little competition for the best paintings with cash prizes. The Rose Society and park personnel, along with the participating artists, get to see the photos of the paintings from the day and vote on their favorite - results in a few days or so. Several of our artists sold their paintings off the easel! I had inquiries about both my paintings and handed out many of my business cards.
It's always tough getting just the right color pink for roses. For my first painting, I setup over by a pine tree with these pink roses in front.
Below are some process shots:
After I got home, I made a few slight adjustments. It was hard getting a photo which really captures the color and texture of this painting:
|"Carefree Delight", 8x10, oil on prepared board|
|"Perennials", 8x10, oil on canvas wrapped board|