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MONDAY MONTAGE. 40th Wedding Anniversary.
Painting roses and painting glass are two very challenging subject matters. But the lovely yellow roses Dan gave me for our 40th wedding celebration this week inspired me to give it a go!

First I experimented with color swatches and painted several yellow pears—deciding between Aureolin Yellow and Cadmium hues. Discovered that Ultramarine Blue mixed w/cad yellow was the best dark green for rose leaves. And either Rose Madder or Permanent Rose would be great for the edges of the petals.

So here’s the set-up on my cafe table, then the work in progress, and finally the almost-finished bouquet. [can one of my computer consultants pls. show me—again—how to rearrange the photo layout?!]

Now I’m trying to decide where/how to add my message to Dan: “Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.” Suggestions?

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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