Happy Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

Dried RosesToday is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting this special event. To celebrate I thought I would paint one of my favorite compositions...dried roses.

framence upon a time, when we lived in Hong Kong, we often visited the Christmas fairs. A friend of my mom's created these magnificent dried rose pots, which she sold at her booth. Painting them became my passion. I have painted them in large paintings, miniatures, and on ceramics too.

Painting Dried Roses on Ceramics

These ceramic plates are more dried rose creations. My girls and I love to go to those paint your ceramics places and spend the day painting. We have been doing this for years and we still go on special days like Mother's Day.

another ceramic plate

Dried RosesI love dried roses, I often hang them to dry on my baker's rack.

Dried Roses

nesting-4This painting was framed in Hong Kong. The frames there are so inexpensive, so it was so much fun to have mirrors and paintings framed there.

Dried Roses

To celebrate this Pink Saturday, I chose my favorite composition, and painted a 5 x 7 size watercolor painting.

Dried Roses 1I started with a sketch, and used watercolor painting to add the roses, leaves, pot and details.

Dried Roses 2Then I painted the wash of paint to form the shape I want to have in the design.

Painting Dried RosesI love a painting at the very beginning stages, because it leads you to where it wants to go.

Painting Dried Roses

Dried Roses 9

Now I just needed to put the original in a frame.

Dried Roses FramedI found this wonderful 8 x 10 photo frame with roses all around the border, it holds a 5 x 7 image and really compliments the painting. I love how it stands up ready to place perfectly on a tabletop, bookcase, or counter.

Dried Roses

My creationNow there are many more Pink Saturday posts to explore over at Bev's Place. Wishing you a very Happy PINK adventure.

Pink Saturday Pinks

Happy-Pink-Saturday-introThe song for this post is One And Only.Rose Quilt

Bev, thank you for all of your Pink Inspiration.

Happy Pink Saturday, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

When I was finished painting all the pages in the book, I stood it up along my mantle to show you how fun these little journals look when you stand them up.

Patricia said...

What beautiful, beautiful paintings and arrangements! Your ~Pink Saturday~ is the first one I have visited. I know I am going to love this and look forward to each week. I found you through google reader as I had subscribed to your blog. My blog has moved:

Jeanne said...

Karen, I'm so glad I got up early today, and had the chance to visit your rosy pink art. You are so talented. I meant to put you on my favorite and now I will, rather my friend Beverly will. She is my tech rep. Smile.


PS, I forgot to mention, 25 women will be here for a wedding shower brunch at 10:30. All family! My great niece is getting married. I won't have time to visit much this AM. I'll post it on Mon. Smile!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Karen. It is you that is the inspiration. You inspire me with your love and interpretation of beauty.

Your painting this week is just lovely, and I also love the one you had framed in Hong Kong. We have a great framer here that is about one-third the normal cost, and they do the framing while you wait. They are only open on the weekend, and you have to get there early and wait your time in line.

donnasintheattic said...

Oh Karen,

What BEAUTIFUL work! You are so talented! The plate and the framed picture are Fantastic!

If it is OK, I would love to add you to my favorites BLOGS!


Donna @ donnasintheattic.typepad.com

Tara said...

Hi Karen

Love how you take me step by step--the process s wonderful!

Darlene said...

I always LOVE seeing your beautiful paintings....these are no exception. They are absolutely stunning and as plates and framed and anything you want to do with them. You are SOOOO talented!! LOVELY!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

thestonerabbit said...

I just LOVE to visit your P. Sat. posts and be swept away with your artistic talents! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us! Dana

Dawn said...

Wow Karen, your painting is just beautiful and what a perfect frame you have put it in. I love roses and I love that painting! It looks beautiful on the ceramic plate. I'm afraid if I ever tried to paint ceramics I would be best suited for a solid color LOL!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

Virginia said...

Your painting is very pretty and sweet. You are a very talented artist, water color is one of the most difficult mediums, in my opinion.

Joy said...

You are such a talented watercolor artist!


Happy Pink Saturday!

Karen, always a pleasure to visit your blog {I have been crazy busy lately...}. Love your so inspiring Pink post and the blog music!

~ Gabriela ~

Tracy said...

Sooo much pink loveliness, Karen! I love seeing glimpses of your painting in progress...Happy Pink Saturday ((HUGS))

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Always a pleasure to visit you Karen. You can just pop that painting in a box and send it on to me. Have a great day. ~ Lynn

Lochlanina said...

Happy Pink Saturday.

She'sSewPretty said...

You are such a wonderful artist! I love today's Pink Saturday painting. Have a wonderful weekend!

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Karen what a beautiful painting you made! I love it! so cute! congrat! thanks for sharing with as! I love you know in person, and we can paint together in my tv show, in the next year Gabriela Del worth I will go to my country and she will visit my tv show,;)I love if you can go too!
you have nice music in your blog!
visit me anytime...
oh I am so sorry for my english;)

artis1111 said...

Love the painting. Happy pinkness.Kathy

Kathy said...

A lovely pink post! Beautiful work...Kathy

Cami said...

You make water colors sing! And the flower markets in Hong Kong!!! :SIGH: Have a fab day sweet lady!!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Just wonderful! I am eagerly awaiting your pink posts each week so I can see what unfolds! This is a beautiful painting! Also love that you have it painted on a plate too!


Mary Isabella said...

You beauty takes my breath away. God has bestow you with such an amazing gift.......Hane a great weekend...Mary

La Tea Dah said...

Oh, so beautiful! I love your paintings! Soft, serene, inviting, gracious. . .

Thank you for sharing -- think pink!


Teresa K said...

Hi Karen,

Beautiful, beautiful artwork!! I love all the pink. And thank you Karen for stopping by my little blog for a visit, I so appreciate your kindness.


Picket said...

What beautiful paintings my friend ...you are so talented with that paint brush! Have a great weekend!

Tricia said...

You are a talented watercolor artist. I tried a few classes of watercolor and my painting didn't lead me anywhere! ha ha ha. I am so glad you displayed your art. Happy PInk Sat.

Deborah said...

What talent you have been blessed with! I love your paintings.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend,

Susan Hickam said...

I enjoyed your beautiful pics. It was fun to see the progression of your painting. Thanks for sharing Pink Saturday with us.

suesueb said...

beautiful as always-have a great pink week.


Your work is so amazing..such talent!!! I love this painting! How wonderful also that you & your daughters get together and do ceramics. It is wonderful to be able to share common interests when spending time with your Family! Have a Blessed Pink Saturday!

Greyscale Territory said...

Your work is glorious! Such imaginative ideas! And love how you sequenced the pics to lead us through your creative process!

Lallee said...

I love your rose painting for pink Saturday. I really love the painted plate too!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

You are so talented. Bunny is still my fave but those roses are a close second.

Shirl said...

Hello Karen, Happy Pink Saturday! Your post is beautful, fabulous artwork and photos. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Karen!

It's a little past Pink Saturday but still hopping around! As always your Pink Saturday postings are so beautiful and of course inspiring! I LOVE your artwork and your plates are so sweet! Roses! My favorite!

Have a wonderful week Karen!


Kathleen Grace said...

What beautiful work you do! Pink roses are my favorite! I just love the plates you painted too, what a great way to showcase your designs:>)

Margie said...

I love your paintings, they are so lovely!

Susan said...

I love your paintings! Please come visit me...I'm having a giveaway.

Hugs, Susan

Sweetina said...

I am exhilerated with your talent and art! I ahve seen your beautiful shop on Etsy,but your blog really showcases the colors and everything so beautifully.
The tea "watercoloring" far above was very beautiful and interesting.
I am inspired beyond words!
Have a wonderful weekend~