Monday, May 7, 2007

Monday, May 7, 2007 - Class Work: Rose Times 3

We had to have the rose drawn out again today on wc paper - then Sandy taught us a different technique for painting the flower. So this is the third try on this, which means we are working "in a series," that dreaded saying so many of us impatient artists hate to hear! ha-ha

So today we put a piece of tracing paper over our rose sketch and then created a design to work with the rose and bg without being "rose + background" in any sense. This was more about integrating the parts and working with shapes without doing a Great White Shape. More design oriented and less thinking "foreground vs background."
Here is what I came up with and I like it so far (Note to self: Use those big rounds you have instead of painting with little No. 10s all the time!! It helps you loosen up.) The white areas will be the darkest darks later.

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