Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Alphabet Paintings: E

E is for.................

Eglantine



The Eglantine rose is found in hedgerows; its thorny and the leaves smell of apple. Pretty little flower followed by beautiful rose hips.
Eglantine is sometimes called Sweet Briar.

32 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! I can't wait until the flowers start reappearing here. It always makes me want to paint! :0)

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  2. Very nice. The way you have used some pink and yellow of the flowers and leaves in the background keeps the eye moving.

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  3. That is so soft and pretty. I love what you did with the background too, you are so clever!

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  4. Pat, this is so lovely, the colors in the background are so pretty and soft and the leaves and flowers are so nicely sculpted.

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  5. This is so nice Pat, and your wet on wet technique works really well with the subject.

    We used to call these 'dog roses', and I remember in 1959 we were offered threepence a pound at school for collecting the hips in the Autumn. The school would sell them on at double that to make rosehip syrup. I collected bags of the things!

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  6. Pat, this is so pretty. It reminds me of the wild roses in Wisconsin.

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  7. This rose is beautiful and I love the background you put with it- nice work as usual, Pat!
    Sheryl

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  8. An unusual choice for 'E' Pat. Lovely.

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  9. Thanks, everyone - nice to come home to such lovely comments!
    I put some of the same colours in the background to give a hint of more of the same a little way away.

    My art tutor called them dog roses too, Frank. I wonder if he collected the hips also? I remember as a youngster being given rosehip syrup to build up my immunity!

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  10. What pretty flowers they are. Such a lovely shade I can just imagine how wonderful their scent must be

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  11. This is so soft and delicate. Delightful! Your background is perfect for this painting.

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  12. Thanks Dora xx

    Thanks Ann - funnily enough the scent is not in the flower, but on the leaves!

    Francesco - well done to you! Can you keep that up throughout the alphabet? :)

    Christiane, thank you. I love the delicate-ness of it too :) xx

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  13. This E is so charming, a beautiful painting... "rosa canina" is the name in italian, but Eglantine is better! xoxo

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  14. So pretty.
    Funny but I first read "Elegant"...
    It is that in this painting too!
    Well done, Pat!

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  15. Cristina, that's what some people recognise it here as - rosa canina - dog rose. I prefer Eglantine too :)

    Thanks Ann, glad you like it! xx

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  16. Pat, Beautiful painting here, no matter what you call them!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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  17. Thanks, Carol xx

    and you're more than welcome, I love your blog xx

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  18. Thanks, Gretchen - glad you like it :) xx

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  19. What a lovely rose, Pat! Beautiful composition and delicate colors! Bellissimo!

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  21. Love this painting...it's soft and delicate. Very beautiful.

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  22. Eglantine is such a pretty old fashioned word. I always called them Alexandra Roses. Whatever, your painting is superb. Love the wet on wet background with all the colours. Gorgeous Pat! Hugs xx

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  23. Thanks Tito, you're very kind xx

    Thank you, Assumpta, they are delicate xx

    Thanks Jamey, glad you like it xx

    And thank you , June. Alexandra roses - there's another lovely name. I'm flattered you think its superb xx

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  24. complimenti bello e delicato, mi fa venir voglia di primavera, ciao luisa

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  25. Sorry I am late viewing this. WOW it is so beautiful Pat. Lovely composition.

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