Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yellow and Red Rose

8" x 10" Oil on panel.

This two tone rose was left over from the podium presentations at the FSA Grand Prix. I have to admit again that painting roses is hard. I warmed up for this oversize view with two tiny studies. I am still working on the restraint to have just the right number of strokes for these flowers. I really like the roses that Austinites Carol Marine and Qiang Huang paint (you can get to their blogs from my list of links), but even they will mention how hard they are to capture. My warmup studies are below.

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