8 x 8 inches
Oil on Canvas Panel
I started out with a dry brush approach, no mediums just a little bit of burnt umber on the brush.
After the drawing is established I went into the rose and started from the darks to lights, again just dabbing the correct colors in the right areas.
Then I started adding the mid tones blending them a bit with the darks.
After stating the mid tones I introduced the lights, again not blending everything to perfection just getting a general feel.
After the rose looks somewhat descent I moved onto the background and foreground. I handled the background the same way I handled the rose just dabbing the correct colors in their right spots.
Then I went back into the rose and started bringing everything to a finish. In the beginning I go quick but in this stage I start taking my time and going back and forth from mid tones to lights and to darks. You need to take things slower at this stage to make sure you get those subtle tones right, if you go to quick you might miss those subtle tones.
This is the finished painting, after finishing the rose I went back into the background and foreground and just tightened certain areas and blurred other areas. This painting was a lot of fun to do, a little challenging because of the pedals and the intricate colors that are within them. But with all these small paintings they are a delight to do in the end, I think there will always be a struggle with any painting you do, but if you learn from the struggles and grow from it its all worth it in the end. Hope you enjoyed this one!