Monday, 14 September 2009

Ivory white roses

A second outlet has been found for my sunflowers. so that's all seven of them up for sale. A huge thank you to my sister Mel who's been doing lots of running around getting my work accepted and mounted ready for sale.
So today I spent some time clearing space to actually work in my studio, instead of it just being used to store art materials, while I find a place to work elsewhere in the house. ivory rose #2 ivory rose #1
ivory rose #3And here are the fruits of the labour that followed; three roses of the pale variety.


Casey Klahn said...

I think you've caught the rose very well. Love the loose feel, and that is rare to see in flower drawings, which are usually too tight.


Yellow said...

Thanks Casey. I was worried when I started these that they'd end up tight and detailed and fussey. But then I relax, and at by the end of each painting I'm no longer looking at the rose but am caught up in the sweeping pastel and the layers and layers of light that are coming through.
I used the same steps as I did with the sunflowers, and yet they've come out so different. Dare I think I'm coming up with a viable and consistant method of painting with pastels?

Melanie Rimmer said...

I love them. The middle one is my favourite. We've all seen roses painted and drawn a million times, but you have found something new to say about them. Great work.

Bill of Ballaugh said...

As Mel says!!

Yellow said...

Thank you very much Mel and Dad.

Casey Klahn said...

"Dare I think I'm coming up with a viable and consistant method of painting with pastels?"

Yes, you have!

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