Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Thanks for the Roses
Yesterday, my friend Deb at work gave me these roses to paint. I was going to put them in a nice vase for the painting, but ended up liking how the red, yellow and blue looked all together, with the roses in the pill bottle I brought them home in. We work in a medical setting, hence the pill bottle. Maybe I'll paint 'em in a nice vase another time.
This was painted today. I don't know what possessed me. Roses are so hard. I'm happy enough with how these turned out, but there has got to be a better way to go about it. If you had only seen the convoluted way I approached painting these....my head almost exploded!
I'm going to ask for help on WetCanvas, which is a great resource for artists. You can get help and feedback on just about anything. If you feel competent enough (which I don't), you can help others. Maybe there's a demo on WetCanvas, or maybe someone would be willing to do one. Lorelle Bacon showed me how to paint a rose at a pastel workshop I took five or so years ago. I was so new at painting that I just followed along, but didn't really understand what we were doing until it was too late and the rose was finished. Maybe she will show me again sometime.