Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Ev'ry Rose Has Its Thorn...

Altogether now, let's cut straight to the chorus....

Ev'ry rose has its thorn
And  ev'ry night has its dawwwwwwwwnnnnnn
And ev'ry cowboy sings his sad, sad, soo-ong

(Guitar interlude)

Thanks Poison, I just want to tell you that you have seriously nearly sent me bonkers today.  I was trying to paint this little rose using my watercolours and your blasted song got stuck in my head.

It was made all the more painful because I don't even like this song.   I vastly prefer Nothing, But a Good Time. At least it wasn't the Gunner's November Rain - that probably would have sent my to my happy corner,  curled up in a tight little ball for the rest of the day.  ARRRGGGGHHH!  Anyway, I'm convinced it is because of this song that I mucked up one of the petals.  Watercolour, you are still my nemesis!

Still, am I correct that this flower does, at least, look like a petunia?  HA!  Only kidding.  Of course I meant rose.  (How many songs do you know about petunias?)

I must admit that even after a couple of months of playing with this medium, watercolour is still very frustrating.  At least, however, I am slowly starting to feel like I am gradually making some progress.  I guess the only way to improve is to practice, practice, practice, right?  (That's what I tell my kids - surely the notion has some merit somewhere?  Or am I just kidding myself?  Hmmmm, that's certainly something to contemplate.)

Anyway, thanks ever so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to.

I'm now going to listen to the radio to try and get this song back from the forefront of my mind, into the depths of my sub-conscious.


PS:  Yes, the irony is not lost on me that I have kept carrying on about a rose with a thorn and my painting doesn't contain one.  Frankly, it is because I couldn't be bothered.  How's that for honesty!


  1. This is quite lovely, Kate...very delicate and interesting. the number of colours are amazing yet remain very subtle.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words, Ellen. I really appreciate it and I'm glad you like my rose. I find watercolour quite a difficult medium to use, so your compliment means a lot! x


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