A rose and an update

This rose is from a beautiful bouquet my husband gave me for Valentine’s Day. Isn’t the yellow incredible?

I’ll be off again tomorrow. An update: my painting class is going better! I wasn’t having a great time last week. Our instructor is a very nice guy, but kind of “hands-off,” in that he gives almost no direction. I probably should have taken a beginner’s class before this one, but the course description said, “beginners welcome.” What that actually means is, “You will be totally lost the first two weeks. Good luck to ya.” After much experimentation, I’m finally getting the hang of it and enjoying the whole process. My painting is not great, but it’s not horrible either. I’m glad I stuck with it.

Great weekend, everyone!

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18 Responses to A rose and an update

  1. 36x37 says:

    I’m so glad to hear your class is going well! Sometimes it takes a few tries to get back into the swing of things.

    What a gorgeous bloom. Your husband knows his roses!

  2. flyinggma says:

    That rose is a delicious shade of yellow and definitely announcing its presence.

    I hope that my PhotoShop class is helpful and not one where I am too much on my own.

    Blessings on your weekend, thank you for sharing your lovely rose. Jeanne

    • One thing I remember about my Photoshop class: don’t fall behind. Raise your hand the minute you don’t understand something or you’ll be really lost. Each step builds on the next one and it’s critical to have all of them down. Photoshop is so much fun, though!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    What a perfect rose! I love the shade of yellow (yellow roses are my favorite) and the bloom looks flawless. Glad your class is going better. Will you be posting any of your artwork here?

    • I love yellow roses too, but have never been able to grow them for some reason. Would love to have this shade in my garden someday.

      It will be a while before I show my paintings on the blog. I hear it takes years to get good at this. 🙂

  4. Caroline says:

    Good to hear it is going better. “Beginners welcome”. I will bear that in mind… It just means you are tolerated but not necessarily hepled, if I got it right.
    Incredibly intense yellow. Very nice.

    • You definitely got it right!

      I finished the book last night, Caroline. It pretty much left me breathless. One of the most descriptive writers I’ve ever encountered. Thanks so much for putting it out there.

  5. Caroline says:

    I am so glad you liked it. He is wonderful. I could really see the book. There is a movie but I haven’t watched it. I liked the book so much that I am almost afraid the movie would spoil it.

  6. Cheryl Andrews says:

    I’m so pleased to read that you are enjoying your painting classes more. I hope you’ll post some of your work at some point. Monday is a holiday … officially “Family Day” in Ontario … lovely to have a break during the February Blahs! Have a great weekend!

    • Cheryl, I’m still totally lost, but the fog is lifting just a bit each week. I love mixing colors and painting–it’s figuring out how to add layers that has me puzzled right now. My instructor liked my first painting, so that’s encouraging.

      • Cheryl Andrews says:

        I would so love to see the piece your instructor liked, and I don’t think I’m your only fan who feels this way. Be brave, Carole … post it here. I can’t think of a safer, more honest place to receive feedback and encouragement that your beautiful blog! Fingers and toes crossed. Cheryl

      • Well, the first painting is not finished yet. Believe it or not, the background is driving me nuts. (I thought that would be the easy part.) I was too heavy-handed at first, now need to fix it. The problem is, my instructor already has us on to the next painting, so I’ll have to concentrate on that now. He’s moving really quickly, but like I said, this really isn’t a class for beginners. I may end up with eight unfinished paintings at this rate. 😉 That’s OK, I’ll enjoy finishing them later.

  7. mindymilburn says:

    WOW what a beautiful way to start the weekend for me 🙂 I am glad to hear your class is getting better and I do hope you will share some photos of your work with us!! Have a great weekend 🙂

  8. What a beautiful rose & photo! I have always wanted to take a ainting class & I think you may have inspired me 😉

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