Suzanne Stewart, Austin painter, has joined the blogging world. It seems such a stretch, but I would like to share some insights I have gained. My painting experiences have formed a new and exciting path. Please share your comments with me. What will survive of us is love.
"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
There are patterns of dark and light in composition. In this particular painting, I'm trying to create this pattern and to show the heaviest texture in the light. The shadows are thin, transparent paint.
My father has been a rose-grower since I was a small child. All our pictures were taken in our rose garden located along the side of the house where I grew up. These past few years, Daddy has gardened the neutral ground across the street from his home. There is a long stretch where he has installed crape myrtles, zinnias in the hot summertime, impatiens and other low-growing seasonal blossoms all beneath his gorgeous roses. I picked this bouquet of antique roses, the old-fashioned fragrant varieties. We just celebrated his 87th birthday. Gardening and his volunteering and bridge group have kept a spring in his step. He is an inspiration to us all.