more painting, less surfing


yellow rose sketch with my watercolors

on an afternoon was we were listening to coast-to-coast

my new Yellow Rose blossom

I love, love, love yellow roses.

Back 30 years ago as of July 24, 1982, when we brought our first son home from the hospital, my yellow rose was blooming and I fell in love with this color.

My favorite yellow that I just adore is the yellow that is tinged with pink on the edges, but it seems a little harder to find.  This is a Knockout from Wal-Mart, and it’s just yellow, but such a wonderful rich lemon yellow that changes to white as it stays open.  And the scent is just heavenly and fragrant, A little spicy and yet sweet too.  At first I wanted the yellow to last longer, but the more I grow it the more the white grows on me too.  Perfect for a moon garden. Seems to be doing pretty well with a little rose food and moisture.  So out came my watercolours, just to sketch, not necessarily produce a finished painting.

yellow rose watercolour sketch

and I tried another one with a darker background, but lost my momentum

sketch w subject

I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day.

I have lots of original watercolor paintings, finished and everything, on my etsy shop along with beautiful photographs.

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8 Responses to “more painting, less surfing”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    There’s that wonderful yellow again! And you know I love yellow roses, being from Texas and all. I’ll bet you know the original “yellow rose of Texas” was the woman who kept Santa Anna in his tent with his pants off just a little too long, at the battle of San Jacinto!

    I have one hand-painted plate that belonged to my grandmother – it has yellow roses, too. Yellow just makes me happy. Off I go to look at your Etsy shop – haven’t been there in a while!

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  2. rose Says:

    What beautiful paintings! I can see the love of the rose in them, and your love for the rose too.

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  3. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    What a beautiful thing to say. Thank you sooo much Rose

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  4. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Linda, I just love this. told my honey too. I love hand painted plates and my honey’s mom has tons I haven’t even been able to go thru yet. I want to do some research and see if any have more value than others. I’ll tell you they are just gorgeous. And thank you so much for all your support here on my scattered blog.

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  5. Reflections by RoniRoni Says:

    Oh my….what a gift you have. I can only paint with my camera, thought I’ve often wanted to try watercolor painting. I just wouldn’t even know where to begin! Beautiful post!

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  6. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Take a course from someone local and you’ll be amazed how easy it really is. Laying the color and water down is very addiciting Thank you so much for the visit. I do love your photos and enjoy you on my reader when I see your blog come up. wish they had google reader for wordpress

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  7. aswirly Says:

    Oh I just love your yellow rose, and the watercolor of it is absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Thank you so much for the lovely compliments and the comments too.

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