roses are red

…and pink, orange, yellow and white.   Roses come in a rainbow of colors and shades and all are beautiful.  It’s the one flower that I get to enjoy in spring, summer and fall.  Our front yard rose bushes are full of buds and I can’t wait to see them burst with color.  Many of our neighbors have similar rose bushes and it seems we all have different ways to contain them.

Like many of our neighbors our bushes are on the side of our mailbox and we keep them trimmed.  Other neighbors have them in containers, and still others let the vines grow unencumbered where they take over the entire mailbox.   In all cases they look great and add so much color to the front yards.

I did this card to practice my coloring with pencils.  I recently took a class on this subject and found it to be very helpful.  I’ve taken classes before ranging from just “ok” to downright bad and I was reluctant to spend the time and money only to be disappointed once again.  However the class by Dina Kowal was just the right blend of information and technique – not to mention her fantastic coloring skills.  So, if you want to improve your coloring I would recommend her class.

The image ( a digital image from Digi Desigb House) was colored with  prisma pencils:


I used these colors:  Blush pink, Mulberry……Chartreuse, Limepeel and Kelp….Powder Blue and Blue late…Cool grey 20%, 30% and 50%

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