Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Thea and I were in San Antonio on one of our honeymoons a couple of years ago, and stopped in for a dinner of Mexican Food. We had a cocktail while waiting to be seated, and this was the center piece on the cocktail table. I took a shot of it with my iPhone, but in the dark room, didn't get much to work with. I thought about it often over the intervening time, but just couldn't figure out how to make a painting from it. Finally, today, I got up the courage to tackle it. I'm glad I did, because I really like the way it turned out.

I've always scoffed at artists when they speak of the “courage” to begin a painting. I mean, what can happen if it doesn't turn out? Not much, really; you just rub it out or set it aside and try again tomorrow. But now, with a daily deadline looming and no time for do-overs, I'm feeling a little different about the whole idea.

I do still think courage is an over the top word when used in this context. Maybe confidence would be a better fit.

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3 thoughts on “SAN ANTONIO ROSE Daily Painting #857

  1. Yes, this looks like a San Antonio rose. I know that kind of full blown, homegrown rose. Usually fragrant. Not too long in the stem. Opening heavily but softly.
    No need to fear, you have shown it to us well.

  2. I think the rose is appreciated and loved for its blossom more than any flower made. Sending roses to my mother made her very happy. Favorite Flower. She would have treasured your painting. It is so soft and beautiful.

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