Over the winter I got to spend a dreary, rainy day in the best way possible: watching Katie Whipple demonstrate painting a rose. If you are not familiar with Katie's work, she is the best floral painter out there. I was lucky enough to take a floral class with her a few years ago ( see here and here ) and I learned so much.
The demo took place at Grand Central Atelier, and was an all day event. In addition to the demo, Katie brought some of her floral paintings to show us, as well as her supplies and the products she uses to keep her flowers going for the duration of painting time.
The demo was a single rose. It's hard to see in the picture, but it was a white rose with pink and yellow undertones.
This is where she left off at the end of the day. To me, the rose looks done, but Katie said that under normal circumstances, she would have worked on this much longer.
Aren't these paintings amazing? Katie was so generous to bring these in for us to see.
I have a workshop with Katie coming up this summer and I can't wait. Thanks to Katie and Grand Central for a great day!