Monday, March 15, 2010

"Pink Roses 2"

"Pink Roses 2"
8 x 10 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
I forgot to take a picture of the drawing before painting it, I got too excited and went straight into the painting.  I drew the placements of the roses but not getting too detailed with the pedals.
Then I filled in the leaves which are the darkest darks of the painting and then went to the background which is a mid tone value.  Again not going to smooth with the application at first just dabbing the right chroma and value on the right areas.
Then I went into the roses going from light too dark, with a mid tone to judge my value and chroma.
After I established the turning of the form with the right chroma and value I went into smaller shapes.  This is where you have to have the right shape from the beginning so the smaller shapes will fall into place.
This is the finished painting, I went back into the leaves and established a darker value and kept the background leaves and roses blurry.  I crisped the edges in the middle ground  and foreground to play with the illusion of coming forward and receding.  I also played with the hue with the roses getting them as close as possible to the real ones.  This painting was a lot of fun to do, playing with the cool colors and edges was a fun task.  I hope you enjoyed this one!


SEILER said...

GEEZ man, these are insane, and I LOVE the roses below . . . perfect!

ronit abigail said...

this is great, what do you mean by chroma?

Sumit Sinha said...


rahina q.h. said...

beautiful composition! i love the softness of the rose in the background, it just works so well here.

Judy P. said...

Your flowers are simply lovely, and your explanation of process seems deceptively simple - your well-trained eye must be invaluable for you to break this task down!