Art Journal: The Audrey Rose

The Audrey Rose Collection is inspired by and named after my lovely friend Audrey. She was kind enough to give me permission to use a photograph of her favourite David Austin rose as a reference for my work.

Work in Progress: The Audrey Rose part-drawn on my iPad Screen

Audrey is the founder of the weekly #FlowersOnFriday Twitter event.  Gardeners from around the world share photos from their homes, gardens and allotments, providing some much-needed cheer during the difficult months of lockdown.  Audrey is beloved by the online gardening community and you can find her here: Flowers on Friday

To create the rose I used the Procreate iPad app.  The Derwent Pencil setting allows me to work just as I would on paper.

The Audrey Rose Wall Canvas

At a distance, the rose may look a little like a photograph.  If you look very closely though, you will see all of my pencil strokes and the myriad colours that work together to form each petal.

The Audrey Rose, close-up of the petal detail

Through working on this special tribute to Audrey I have found a love of drawing detailed flower designs.  If you have seen my previous artworks that I have placed in the Tiny Potager Shop, I am sure you will appreciate the change in style.  My love for the natural world, my garden and creating a sense of timelessness has taken a new direction, and as I follow this creative path I am excited to see where it will lead.

I give thanks to all the people, too many to name, who encourage me with their company, kind words and support, helping me to develop as an artist.

Best wishes

Beck; Tiny Potager

Click here to see the Audrey Rose Collection

For Commission Enquiries please email tinypotager@hotmail.com

27 Comments Add yours

  1. John says:

    Lovely work! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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    1. Thank you John – and for all the lovely support along the way ๐Ÿค—

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      1. John says:

        Are you not updating your blog anymore?

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        1. I should hopefully be writing again really soon … Iโ€™m rebuilding my site at the mo ๐Ÿ˜€In the meantime Iโ€™m really enjoying catching up with everyone elseโ€™s posts โ˜€๏ธ

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  2. Vicki says:

    Beautiful work (and I love the piece of music backing the YouTube time lapse)

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    1. Thank you Vicki ๐ŸŒŸMy husband put the video together for me … I love the music he chose too, I listen to a lot of gentle folksy music whilst I work ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Exquisite work and the level of detail can be seen in the latter photo of your work.

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    1. Thank you so much! ๐ŸŒŸ

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  4. Jo says:

    This is exquisite.

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    1. Thank you so much Jo ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค x

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  5. Wow! Marvelous.

    janet

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  6. Beautifully done. I love all three: Austin roses, apple pencil and Procreate. Love your other artwork too.

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  7. Kellie says:

    Love it and the vid was great ๐Ÿ‘

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  8. This is beautiful โค๏ธโค๏ธ and I ordered my first David Austin rose this year!

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  9. Widdershins says:

    Heavens to Murgatroid! That’s bloody brilliant! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. I do love a beautiful pink rose. Derwent pencils are some of my favorite pencils, too. You’re making me itch to draw again. https://suzanklassen.com/2021/01/25/lillys-logic/

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค

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  11. Anne says:

    Your time lapse video is a wonderful way of showing how much care goes into creating a drawing like this – so beautiful to see.

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    1. Thank you Anne! Itโ€™s fun for me to watch them back and see all the pondering and scribbling out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Lovely art! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Vivien ๐ŸŒธ

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