Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rosey and Posey


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Today I felt like painting roses. I did three but wiped one. Every time I think I've come up with a good approach for them, the next time I try it doesn't work. What I mean to say is - they're hard to paint!

I announced my last workshop too soon! I didn't realize they weren't taking names yet, and was just this minute informed. They say they'll start registration in mid to late February, and I have asked them to let me know the exact day so I can re-announce it. Sorry about that!!! I made an assumption and you know what they say about that ... : )

16 comments:

Desiree said...

I love your rose. I have a half finished rose still sitting in the closet. I just got so frustrated with it I quit. I think I might try again, but do it monochromatic so that I don't have so much to think about. Do you think that will help? How long did it take you to paint this?

Barbara Pask said...

Lovely, the color and the painting. I find roses difficult too, those and peonies.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Beautiful COLORS!!!!

Tessera said...

WOW!

Irina Cumberland said...

Carol, your colors are always so soft and warm, it's a remedy for my eyes! Every day I'm looking forward to see a new painting of yours, wonderful job!

Carol Marine said...

Thanks everyone!

Desiree- I think a value study is always helpful if you're frustrated. There are so many subtle color variations, especially in roses, so anything that simplifies it - and allows you to take it one step at a time - helps. This took about 1 1/2 hrs, but this was my second go, so really it took twice that. : )

Mariela said...

Beautiful light and color...
I agree with you, roses are a bit difficult to paint, more than other flowers I think!!

Sergio DS said...

Beautiful rose, almost smells.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, I love this!

photo to pencil sketch said...

Your rose is really wonderful, love it

Dan Kent said...

What a beautiful rose - there is such light in this painting! I love the way you focused on the top of the flower. Nice!

Dana S. Whitney said...

Just saw Professional Artist... Great showcase AND article. Had lost track of you after you moved and then I moved... in opposite directions. Will check to see what is open/wait-listed on East coast!
All the best.

Allison Bacovillard said...

I love the luminosity in this painting! I know how hard roses are to paint!

Just beautiful!

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Magnifique travail! j'aime ces couleurs pastelles.
Bonne journée.
Cath.

jelly andrews said...

Beautiful! This is really a work of art. You really have the talent.

mae anderson said...

Wow! How amazing! I guess this is what you called artistry. It looks so great. And I love how you play with the colors.