Jenna’s Roses in Watercolor.
Jenna asked if I would be interested in both of us doing a floral watercolor from the same photo and sharing them to show how every artist interprets differently and has their own unique style.
I immediately said “Yes!” Initially honored and excited, then doubtful and nervous, I waited for Jenna to provide the photo.
When Jenna sent this photo of gorgeous roses, I said “Let’s do it!” Then I thought…. what did I get myself into?! Roses are so complex and intricate. And look at all of the detail in this photo. My first painting was an effort to replicate. It was ok, but it wasn’t “Jodi.”
I then decided to just create the beauty I felt from the photo, and I came up with my version. Still not sure I love it, but I like it… and I really, really enjoyed creating it. I painted it this past weekend during a sunny afternoon on the deck. It is fun and completely different painting outdoors when the air and sun dries the paint much faster than while inside in the studio.
Here is Jenna’s painting of the rose photo. Isn’t it beautiful?! She is a real artist!
Jenna is my blogger “soul sister” in so many ways. We both enjoy being creative with art and recipes and decorating and entertaining. Be sure to check out her blog, The Painted Apron. I’m sure you will enjoy! Jenna also sells her art at www.society6.com/paintedapron where her art is made into tote bags and mugs and pillows and iPhone skins and many other beautiful things. Hope you will check it out.
Thanks for the fun challenge, Jenna!
Cheers & Hugs,