Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Blooming Forth


I want to show you my new rose bush. Well it's kind of new, I bought it a few months ago when it was nothing but a short stick with no hint of growth. It promised on the label beautiful orange blooms which was extremely difficult to believe when I looked at the dry stump that I'd brought home from the garden centre! I've always loved roses but have been too scared (and lazy!) to try to grow them because I was under the illusion they needed lots of fuss and bother to keep them alive let alone to produce beautifully scented flowers.


 Can you believe it?!

The strawberries are coming along too. I only have 2 of these plants so  there's no chance of me overdosing on them and let me tell you, I so would. 
I love strawberries.
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So on to my painting news. I made a sketch a while ago that looked like this...


unfinished and almost forgotten.
When I came across it again I liked the composition and wondered if I could make it into a painting. Instead of starting from scratch, I had a canvas that I wasn't happy with and decided to paint the image of the mother and baby onto it.


Here's a close up of the beginnings. It's a small section I've shown here. It has a long way to go and I might make the image of the mother and child bigger, hmmm...not sure yet.


And my latest face from the Faces and Names Project has a name - yay! (No her name isn't Yay, although perhaps that could be name for another future face?)
Her name is Violet.

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20 comments:

rossichka said...

I like the sketch very much! It's so tender, the hands speak for themselves...
The rose is splendid!!! It smells, I suppose! Have you heard that Bulgaria is famous for its roses (for a special sort of them)? We produce 70% -75% of all rose oil in the world in a small region of the country.
Hmmm, it's very exciting to feel like a godmother!:D Violet... In Bulgarian its Violeta [vio'leta]..

Robin Larkspur said...

That rose is unbelievable, such a vivid color and it must smell divine. I worry about trying to grow roses for the same reasons as you, but looks like all you need is a stick and some dirt, lol!!!
I adore your Mother and Baby painting, exquisite!!! Enjoy your roses and your painting! Hugs from Robin.

Meenart said...

The name is just right :-)
Good idea to do painter about this beautiful picture. I am sure it is coming really sensitive painting.

Kim Mailhot said...

What a magnificent rose! That color is really special!
Loving the new mother and child piece. So sweet!
Happy creating, Jess!

Martina said...

SO CUTE that mum and baby sijet - i really love it Juess! And your roses ... rose season is something to celebrate. Been to a lovely rose-garden yesterday ...

Jess said...

Thankyou, yes the rose smells lovely! I used to colect rose petals when i was a child to make 'perfume'. It ended up quite bad actually because I'd mix it with butter (don't ask!)x

Jess said...

I can hardly believe it myself! Thankyou Robin!x

Jess said...

Thankyou :) I love to choose the names from all the ideas.x

Jess said...

Thanks Kim, I chose the orange one because it was so unusual and didn't think it would actually come out like that but I'm amazed and very pleased it did!x

Jess said...

Thankyou Martina, I'll bet the rose garden was wonderful.x

Veronique said...

What a beautiful drawing!

Kyra Wilson said...

I really love that sketch! So sweet!

Our strawberries were eaten years ago, but I found a thriving patch of wild strawberries out here. I wish those were edible! (and bigger than a blueberry)

Amalia K said...

Oh, it's be so long since I last visited you! I'm so sorry, I just wish I had more time to go blog hopping like I used to. And now that I'm here...wow, and double wow! It looks like you have a bit of a green thumb in you after all, and your garden says it all.

Your paintings are beautiful as always, I'm on love with those colors... :)

XOXO

rossichka said...

I imagine "the perfume" on your hair...:)

Erin K said...

Ooooo...such a beautiful rose! My mum used to have a rose garden a long time ago, and it's always amazing to see flowers emerge from those stumps. lol..And it's such a vibrant colour too. Mmmmm, strawberries...I could eat a mountain of those.

Love your sketch and painting, so sweet and elegant. Gives me such a feeling of tranquility. <3

Jess said...

Thankyou!x

Jess said...

I expect wild strawberries taste even better? I don't have many!x

Jess said...

That's ok, lovely to have you here :) I did surprise myself with these roses! Thanks Amalia!x

Jess said...

Thankyou Erin, I must have been feeling serene when I drew that! :)

Humberto said...

This is cool!