I was recently struggling on how to paint this rose, do you remember? Well, I decided to take this photo on a cloudy day so I had less shadows:
This helped me to see the STAR of the show – the rose and not the leaves, as Debi Riley so kindly suggested to me. Thanks Debi! 🙂
I also appreciated the idea from Judith at Artistcoveries to do a value study first. So I did this with my computer by printing my image in color and then in black and white:
Drawing the rose shape with a black pen on top of the black and white image also helped me see my subject better.
Next, I decided to use a stencil of my rose to create these studies in my turquoise journal that I previously shared with you:
Today, I started a watercolor painting on Aquabord inspired by Laura at Create Art Everyday who has been experimenting on this surface:
It is only the beginning of my painting but I wanted to share it with you. I hope to experiment with adding collage too!
I just wanted you to know that I remember ALL your kind comments and encouragement in my art journey!! 🙂
I don’t always have the time to comment on your art like I wish I could but please know I appreciate YOU!
Thanks Friends!! 🙂