This is my submission to this week's the "Artist's Choice Challenge" on DPW. The objective is to paint something that is a challenge for the artist. I have many but I would have to say the values and subtleties of color with roses are always a challenge.
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My niece Aimee has always been generous with her photographic skills and her kids! Aimee is truly creative. We collaborated on a children's book this last year; "My FIFO Daddy" . It is geared toward families who have parents that "fly in and fly out" to remote mining posts in Australia.
Sometimes when I am working on a larger painting that is taking time, I have to take a break and paint something small, fast and furious. I loved the light and dark pattern the reference photo had (morgueFile.com).