Posts Tagged ‘Rose’

About Face

May 28, 2019

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Our roses are beginning to bloom and they are putting on quite a show if I do say so myself. One rose that both Betsy and I like is About Face, which gets its name from the fact that the darker color of the petals is on the outside of the blossom. About Face really doesn’t need special treatment, but I used Photoshop to convert a photo into a watercolor.

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Something Special Rose

August 21, 2018

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As you know, My Beautiful Bride and I grow roses. We also take many photos of our roses since each blossom seems to be uniquely beautiful. Although I think some of my photos are very good, at times I like to experiment with a picture just to see what happens. I used Photoshop to transform a picture of our Something Special rose into a painting. I rather like the result, and I hope you do, too.

Raindrops on a Rose

June 26, 2018

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Betsy and I think our roses are beautiful at any time, but I really like the way they look after a shower. I got this photo of our Ronald Reagan rose after a June shower a couple of years ago.

Double Delight Rose

May 15, 2018

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A long-time favorite rose of both Betsy and myself is Double Delight. We’ve had it in our garden for as long as we’ve had roses here in the Glade. The colors are gorgeous, and the fragrance is delightful. I took the photo of Double Delight several years ago, but then used Photoshop to turn the photo into a painting.

 

Frederic Mistral Rose

June 27, 2017

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Sometimes raindrops can make a beautiful rose even more beautiful. I captured the soft pink blossom of Frederic Mistral a couple of years ago, but I have never published it. I thought now was about time.

 

A Rose from Our Yard

August 16, 2016

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A favorite rose in our yard is this beautiful bicolor, Ronald Reagan.  It’s appropriate that a rose bears his name since President Reagan signed the legislation that made the rose our official flower.

Bella’roma Rose

June 9, 2014

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Bella’roma Rose has beautiful pastel colors and a delightful fragrance.  This drawing is based on a photo taken in June, 2012.

Something Special Rose

November 6, 2013

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Something Special is one of the three new roses in our yard this year.  It is a pretty buttery yellow rose with paler outer petals.  It’s one of our container roses, and has done very well in this first year.

The picture on which this drawing was based was taken in late August and is shown below.

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Elle Rose

October 8, 2013

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Betsy and I usually take a morning and evening walk through our yard to see what is new — or interesting — in our flower beds.  We pay special attention to the roses, because they seem to be beautiful regardless of the age of the blossoms,  This pink beauty with just a touch of yellow is Elle.

The picture on which this painting was based is shown below.

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Lemon Spice Rose

August 27, 2013

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We’re fortunate to live on the Cumberland Plateau.  Our summers are reasonably moderate, so our roses continue to bloom very nicely even through the hottest months of summer.  This is Lemon Spice rose, which has a nice fragrance to go with its soft colors.

The picture on which this painting was based is shown below.

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