Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Sisterhood, Yellow Roses

The Sisterhood - Yellow Roses


Oil on Canvas

The Sisterhood, Yellow Roses, is a new work on the easel this evening. These four yellow roses represent my sisters, Kim, Julie, Jackie, and I. Next week we will crowd into my mother's kitchen out on the farm and all pitch in to prepare a Thanksgiving feast under my Mom's supervision. It's noisy, it's too crowded, and no one can ever quite get the refrigerator door open without bumping someone in the process. But it is the best day of the year for our family.

These flowers are based on the work of the amazing photographer, Mary Carroll, who graciously allowed me to paint from her rose photos. I got absolutely excited when I saw Mary's rose photos and I think you will, too. You can see them on Mary's blog, In a Soft Light. Painting is about light. There is no color and no drama without it. Mary is a master of light and composition, and I am so grateful to her for inspiring me with her thoughts and her images.


Mary said...

Oh Nancy, it's beautiful! Thanks so much for the kind words and the link. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you Mary, your roses are such an inspiration.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such beautiful roses!

Your Thanksgiving sounds like it will be a wonderful homecoming!

Art with Liz said...

Aaah Nancy, beautiful painting and beautiful sentiment!

Arcobaleno said...

Wow, Nancy, as usual, this paint is....WONDERFUL!!!!!! many hugs!!!!

Autumn Leaves said...

Beautiful painting, Nancy. Even more beautiful to me is the image you've given me of your family Thanksgiving. Ours are similar and for the very reasons you mentioned, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Begins the real build up to Christmas, the foods, the smells, the sights, the anticipation...

Angela Elledge said...

A beautiful painting that has a lovely antique or old world feeling, love the soft yellow.

Archie and Melissa said...

oh what a gorgeous painting and story behind it nancy!
you are going to have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

m & ep