Sunday, April 22, 2007

Monday, Apr. 23, 2007 - Classwork Roses + Jenny Again

I missed class last week so that means I missed the beginning of the rose painting/demo by Sandy but since I had it traced out, I went ahead and started on it. I hated it - not sure why but I just don't like roses - and had all one value so Sandy suggested I mock up a "fence" behind the roses. Taped off the lines, put down darks, and pulled up the tape to get the lighter ones. I don't hate it but I'll have to let it rest for a while before I decide what else it needs (it does still have the misket on it that needs to come off and be softened).

Worked on the portrait of Jenny on Clayboard Textured when I came home after a late lunch. It's as done as it's going to get - made some minor adjustments to the eye, the chin line, the bottom lip, the ear, the neck - and I could keep working on it but it isn't going to make it any better and will just muddy it more it is. I'll decide later (will see her Thursday) if I'm brave enough to give this to her - what if she hates it? Hmmmm....


Mommy Bee said...

I am so with you on the diastase for roses. I don't know why either. I guess it's all the fluff. I am a fan of Iris's and Lily's soft yet simple...not that you asked..LOL

I do like your rose painting, the fence really did ad a wonderful contrasting backdrop for the pink flower. Much more balanced and unified, with the hard lines in the background contrasting with the soft lines of the rose.

Thank you for sharing. I could see this hanging up in a "rose fan's" home :-)

RHCarpenter said...

Mommy Bee, so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like roses :) Thanks for your comments!