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!

9 comments:

melissa w said...

So rich and intense. Wonderful.

Lin said...

AWESOME!!! LUSH, VELVETY -- GLORIOUS SHINE!!!! BRAVA!!`

Teri C said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love all your flowers!

Linda said...

WOW. That's all I know to say, so I'll say it again. WOW!

Felicity said...

Even before I read your words, I thought OMG, I should try oils!! This is beautiful - the shading with the tinge of yellow is wonderful!

Mieke said...

I just love this one. How big is it?

Karen said...

Beautiful, Nel. Same question as Mieke's ... for scale ... how large is this?

Mieke said...

I call Dibs!!!

Nel said...

Thanks, everybody for the encouraging comments. Mieke gets this one, once it's done (she's amassing quite a collection, three oils so far.) The size is 14" by 11", done on stretched canvas. And Felicity, yes, you really should!

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