Rose Painting Stage #9


I’m sorting out the center petals in this painting of a rose, and finding that I’ve got a few mistakes.  But, as I study the work I realize that it is a lot more pink in color than red.  It will be a big job to re-paint all the petals but I want to rose to look redder.  So,time to get out a new brush and start mixing red.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Wildflower Artist

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  1. Gail, again I am absolutely fascinated by your process.

    As an on-glaze (china) painter, the beautiful floral pieces developed by the true artists were well beyond my abilities. It did mean I developed my own style, that of design inspired from my own photos from nature and use of different techniques to express that. But my meager attempts at flowers, in particular the roses, has left me in awe of how true artists like you sort out all those petals and put the curves and 3D in effect.

    Thank you so much for sharing your techniques and experiences on your blog – one that I look forward to, as well as that of your clever photographer son, Ron!

    Hugs from Downunder,

  2. Noella,
    I’d love to see your paintings on china. I’ve always admired hand-painted tableware but my pointillism style would never work on such a tiny format.

    I’m probably prejudiced about the quality of Ron’s work because he’s my son, but I think he is quite brilliant 🙂 Thanks.

    Hugs, Gail

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