Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Red Rose

©Becky Brocato
"Red Rose"
5" x 5"
Watercolor on Aquabord

I've recently completed a set of four small paintings of roses. They are on Ampersand Aquabord, very cool surface! it really holds the brilliance of the watercolor pigment. This is the "Red Rose," which grows in my yard. It is a Don Juan rose, and they climb up the side of my fence, so lush and red, in the spring. The other three paintings are "Yellow Rose," "Pink Rose," and "Peach Rose."

I also finished a portrait commission, but the client does not have it yet. I'll post it soon!


IrinaSztukowski said...

Wonderful work of art Becky. I love when Rose becomes the only subject of the whole painting. It is something between reality and abstraction.
Thank you,

Becky Brocato said...

Thank you, Irina! And I agree with you about the close-up view. This style actually reminds me of Georgia O'Keefe, although her paintings were really large and my little paintings of these roses are 5"x5"!