Monday, July 24, 2006
White Rose in Oils
Flowers, a nice challenge for me, and I know some of you also. We just love our flowers. Now that I'm working in oils, I itch to get out my watercolors. Isn't that always how it goes? You see a gorgeous charcoal drawing, and that's what you long for. Then there's a delightful watercolor, maybe with pen and ink (Karen, Jana) and there's what you want to be doing. Or a wonderful graphite piece (Felicity) and you want your pencils right away! But I guess that's part of the motivation, and we'll all get there. This is a more careful study on canvas instead of masonite board, done from a photo I took. I want to try some glazing on it, to see how subtle a white I can achieve. This particular rose had a yellow glow to it, very soft, that I'd really like to attempt capturing. This is the first of four challenge 76 postings. I've really been enjoying all the postings for this one. Thanks, EDMers!