Saturday, December 03, 2011

Overworked Rose

Another practice study of a rose - I was trying to accomplish several things with this little study - find the shapes within the rose - use values to create form - keep some whites - and, try to make it look like it is not pasted over the background with so many hard edges.  As you can see - I didn't accomplish all those goals.  So I tried again.  The painting below has been scrubbed out and repainted so many times.  Still I like it better than the first one even though more dark values are needed within the rose to help create better form and transitions from dark to light. 


Ann's Art said...

I like them both!

Nora Mackin said...

Ann I do like the first one mainly because of the different reds in it. But I do see what you mean about the second one, it is much softer and more light seems to hit it with the whites coming through. I love how you do your bgs in both.

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks Ann and Nora.

Nora, you are the queen of roses and I admire your soft touch when it comes to painting them.