Sunday, June 24, 2012

Flowers Practice

Practice is always a good thing and when one has a desire to learn how to paint roses and other flowers, practice is necessary.  One of the things about painting red roses is that red is a rather dark value so leaving whites is important in getting a good value structure to create form.  It is not only the value but how the form is painted that is important - this is where brushwork is so important so as not to create a static or lifeless looking flower.  One of these days, I will surprise myself and paint a rose that captures the essence rather than just form or structure. 

8 comments:

Nora Mackin said...

Nicely done Ann I like #1

Pat said...

Lovely roses! xx

Studio at the Farm said...

Lovely, Ann!

Sharon Whitley said...

You've shown me how it is done! I've been out in the garden practicing roses today, yours are gorgeous

Photography said...

superb artistic work :)

Thanks for sharing :)

Mermaid's Palette said...

These are beautiful! My favorite is 4 - don't know why. They are all beautiful.

Ann Buckner said...

thanks all of you. :)

fine art said...

Well that is true, one learns from experience. To be able to perfect a craft you have to try it first for several times. Just be patient.