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Friday, February 26, 2010

Painting #29 Rose

I found a site that offers the challenge of doing a painting in 20 minutes so I did it.  I love challenges, gets me moving.

I had a rose in a vase to work with.  This first one is watercolor and I realized that 20 minutes is enough time to do a quick and easy painting.  

I used watercolor pencils on this one.  Although I have watercolor pencils I don't care for them unless I am trying to get a small area.

Gouache on black paper.  I keep practicing with gouache just to get used to it.

By the time I got done with those three quick paintings I thought I could just whip out this 'nicer' rose for this challenge painting.  Wrong!  I found that painting a yellow rose is very difficult to achieve any kind of depth (and yellow is my fav color).  Then I tried a darker background to bring the rose forward.  After I had overworked the whole thing I quit.


cindyzlogic said...

I think you did a great job on your rose painting! Depth is there...I really like the look of watercolor.

Elva Paulson said...

I bet if you hadn't done the quickies, your final one wouldn't be as good. You should be proud of the results!

kslaughter said...

Super, Teri! I think you did a fantastic job on this last rose--the backgrounds seem to be the hardest part for me.

Laure Ferlita said...

I love the splashy background in the first one. It speaks to the speed in which you accomplished this!

The bottom piece is quite well done, and you're right about yellow presenting a brand new challenge!