Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Rose Is A Rose

Rose 2008  Cincinnati Flower Show by Cole Scott                                                     Rose 2011 by Tanna
                                                                

One of my earliest followers, Tanna, has created a watercolor of my husband's photograph of a rose.  I thought it would be fun to post side by side for comparison's sake.  She did an excellent job recreating the shape and movement of the petals.  Visit her blog to see the steps required.

Many of my artist friends create from photographs and the process intrigues me no end.  When I was learning to draw, I would copy pictures in National Geographic.  It is how I learned to draw faces and hands as they captured my interest.  


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11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh wow...she did a grat job with the watercolor...both are very pretty..

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

CG: Thank you so much. For letting me use Cole Scott's photo for inspiration and for your kind words. I would encourage you to sign up for that watercolor class!! I had never even imagined I might want to try... and I am hooked! LOL! I'm cheering you all the way!

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! C.G....
Both are very beautiful!...Your husband's photograph and the artist name Tanna, painting Of the rose ...Which compliment his photograph...nicely too!

[postscript:California Girl, I didn't know that you were an artist...Thanks, for sharing!]
DeeDee ;-D

California Girl said...

Brian: She did, didn't she? I need to visit your poetry sites.

Tanna: I probably will. I just don't know when. I'll need my vision intact first!

DeeDee: Nice compliments to both artists. As for my being an artist, that was once upon a time long long ago.

Meryl Jaffe said...

The photo alone is magnificent, but putting the two together was such a wonderful idea.

Thanks for sharing.

Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

Betsy said...

Oh this is beautiful! Great job, Tanna!

gayle said...

Very pretty!!

rosaria said...

what a beautiful watercolor! I'm happy to meet you, California Girl, those California shakes connecting us even now. Thanks for your visit.

Pat Tillett said...

What an amazing job! I have little or not talent (paining wise), so I'm really in awe of what people can do!

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful!!

Susan said...

Both are simply gorgeous! I love the photo and Tanna's interpretation of it.

My hubby is planning to follow his dream of learning to paint in watercolors after he retires this fall. I have quite a few of my photos that I would like to see as paintings.