Still working on my class by Dianne Sutherland of ROSES.... my rose bushes are blooming beautifully right now although the leaves are looking fairly bad due to a probable disease (which is why I've never grown roses until now anyway..... always getting diseases.....) Ugh!
I've struggled with the inbetween veins on the petals... even though Dianne gives a couple of great videos showing just exactly how to accomplish this... sometimes the knowing and the doing don't come together for me! That being said,... I am feeling more comfortable as I continue to paint more petals. I'll continue practicing and with other flower petals even after I turn in this assignment.. I think it's been an amazing thing to make me slow down and really really look at each little crook and cranny and fold and vein of each petal. A truly great exercise!
|back on petal|
|front of petal|
|first petals painted and I learned a lot to move forward with on the next three....|
|This was the most beautiful rose! Look how crazy interesting just one petal is (not to mentions tricky to paint)!|
|I haven't added drybrushing and details on the front side yet....|
|the back side I have begun to add some details... you can really loose yourself almost in a meditative way doing all these little lines....|