Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wedding Roses

"Heaven on Earth Rose," (in progress, Step 2)

During the past week I was thrilled to attend the lovely wedding of good friends, Susan and Peter. On this great occasion I met their wonderful families and friends, and it was also an honor for me to be asked to serve as one of their witnesses at the wedding. After a warm, elegant ceremony in a private room at Convivium restaurant here in Brooklyn, and champagne toasts all around, I enjoyed ballet-dancing with Peter's granddaughter, Madeline, sharing a delightfully delicious meal, and a special wedding cake baked by the restaurant's co-owner, Michelle Pulixi.

Susan and Peter at their wedding

Madeline and I ballet-dancing after the wedding at Convivium

Susan gave me some of these gorgeous pink roses to take home from the wedding, and once I complete my work for the upcoming miniature shows, I hope to paint at least one 'wedding rose' miniature! Susan and Peter, Mazel tov!

pink roses from the wedding (photo © Mona Diane Conner 2009)

photo © Mona Diane Conner 2009

photo © Mona Diane Conner 2009


Kathleen Coy said...

I like the dark background on your rose painting, Mona - very dramatic! And congrats to your friends. What gorgeous wedding roses! I can almost smell them...

Debra Keirce said...

Your painting is coming along beautifully Mona! What lovely photos of the roses...and what a nice wedding location. I bet you could wander around that restaurant and find a dozen still lifes to paint!

artbyakiko said...

Your rose is coming along very nicely. I also like the dark background. I didn't know you can also ballet-dance! :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

I'm enjoying the progress of your rose painting, Mona. Thanks for sharing the photos of what looks like a lovely time with a beautiful couple and two cute ballet dancers. Beautiful rose photos too!