Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Janet Rogers: A Rose


As promised yesterday, here are photos of the single, delicate rose from Tuesday's demo given by Janet Rogers before she took off for home to decompress and get ready for the next workshop she and Steve will be doing in Key West, Florida April 20-23. Starting from a light sketch, she began with the center of the flower and moved out, always looking for that "perfect color," she wanted, and always staying light and loose.

Again, Janet makes this look so easy. But she has years of practice and hundreds of thousands of roses painted to get to this point. So if you want to make it look easy, practice, practice, practice!

4 comments:

Chris Beck said...

Thanks for sharing these demo paintings, Rhonda. This and the bouquet the other day are just fabulous!! In my next life, I'm going to paint loose!!

Lost in wonder said...

You're making me want to rewatch her dvds again! it does look easy, doesn't it? tricky

Margaret Ann said...

What a treat to see this...such liquidy yummy washes! :)

RHCarpenter said...

Ah, Chris, don't wait - do it now! ha ha
She has the loose, juicy look and has worked hard to get it that way :)
Teresa, she has a new DVD for figures but I haven't seen it yet.