What does that rainbow in the background remind you of? I thought of all sorts of things. A rift in the space-time continuum... a porthole to another universe... but I also thought of the way the wind seems to ripple through the air, and the way a perfume fills a room. Since this has a sweet yellow rose in it, "Love's Sweet Perfume" seemed like the right title.
I took a few pictures while I was making it, but this is my favorite one:
I often mask my letters out with blue painter's tape. It helps me make decisions about the shape of the letters, and it also protects that area of the painting while I have fun with the background and the flowers.
And one of the funnest parts of the painting process is lifting away the tape to see how the letters really look underneath. Then I get to decide what color to paint them... which is almost always a last-minute decision.
Speaking of "last minute..."
I have to admit that I didn't really appreciate this painting until I uploaded it into my shop. I mean, I thought it was okay but it seemed kind of bland. Then I put a frame on it and it really "popped." I think this is the kind of picture that does well with a frame. It keeps it from blending into the wall too much.