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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.