Many people really like them, the roses. I don’t know why. There are so many other beautiful, colourful flowers around. Roses are thorny and difficult, e.g. they need a lot of looking after to have them beautiful because they are prone to pests and diseases. As a thank you they scrape your hands open.
However, they also have their good points:
- The flowers are beautiful and easy to paint. I painted a red spiral on one picture and straight away some people decided they are roses. That was not my intention. Well, whatever keeps them happy.
- They come in plenty of colours like red, orange, peach, yellow, white, pink and everything in between.
- They smell great and rose hip tea is healthy and delicious. I drink it every morning instead of coffee. I find it a great substitute as it has the same zinggg…
So for a change, I bought a bunch of small roses, faded pink with brown bits already, reduced to clear. I painted them three times: in pink with green and blue for cool, pink with green and yellow for hot sunshine and in yellow with green and blue for balance. To bring out the spikyness, I used a painting knife only.
Enjoy the colours and the tea!
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