I have previously written about my love affair with Porcelain Painting and Roses…I don’t think love can really accurately describe the passion I have for porcelain painting and roses...or creating with roses in general, but you can read more about this article on my other site.
In this post, I am sharing one of my favourite pieces of porcelain I painted a few years ago, Deep Ruby purple roses on porcelain and photos of my roses from my garden. I love this technique, and I'm planning designs for new works with roses from my garden. The technique I use is called dusting, and it allows for a greater depth of colour and high shine to the work. The painting medium I use for this technique I used has changed, so I am trialling new products again...fingers crossed! This technique works best for large blooms on large pieces...I think anyway. I have trialled little porcelain pieces with roses, but the effect is not as grand.
The colours I used for these roses
My roses from my garden...the source of inspiration for my new porcelain paintings. I grow French Delbards and a Black Queen (a propogated cutting from my Grandfather's roses in the 1960's), they are heavily perfumed from the like Dioressence and Mitsuko, Camille Pisarro, Alred Sisley...I have 10 rose bushes, all standards. I grow other flowers also to photograph for my studies, these can be seen on my twitpix albums- subscribe to my tweets and you'll get them as I photograph them. These are quick photos from my i-phone, but I also use a digital camera with a macro lens for other studies.