This month of May had a special holiday: Mother’s Day! So I decided that I would do an imitation of my mom’s favorite flower: a rose. Read on to see the final result!
Back to acrylics this month, I chose to paint on a larger canvas than usual since it would be a present for my mom. Now it was time to choose the flower I would paint. Thankfully, Lomography has the Tag options for me to search for a rose. Scrolling through the pretty pictures, one of them caught my eye. A dreamy pink rose, in full bloom; taken by kleeblatt. With the Diana Instant Back+, the image was just the photo I was looking for.
Rather than meticulously copying the photo by every single detail, I chose to do my own rendition and use the photo as a model. So, I whipped out my paints and brushes and began painting the black corners of the canvass.
Blending reds and whites, I smoothed the pink over the rest of the surface. With the unblended paints, I used the darker shades in the middle and the lighter shades as the petal highlights.
This painting was finished much faster than others since it didnt have as many details as a face or a scenic photo. After the paint dried, I added signature my in the corner and presented the gift to my mom! She loved it, and I hope you all do as well, enjoy :)
Here are the originals in the homes:
Paintings and words by Natalie Fong. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan. Natalie now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more of the CopyCat Nat series.