Friday, April 10, 2015
Roses Are Red
Roses are not difficult to paint if you break the shapes down and diffuse hard edges. That is to say if you are painting in this wet into wet method.
I did not pre-draw anything, but was deliberate in my brush strokes allowing some whites to still play on the surface.
Very little has to be explained when painting this flower, which by the way is made up. It by no means is a botanical study of a red rose. So for all those photo realistic artists out there I apologize.
The negative painting in shades of green were added mostly while the flower itself was also wet. I did enhance leaf-like shapes later in a wet into dry method.
This is pure watercolor painting 6.5" x 9.5" unframed.
$100 plus S/H