Sunday, 16 January 2011

FRESHENING ACRYLIC ROSES

Stuck indoors due to wintry weather, decided to check out some work I had started many moons ago to finish for a prospective client interested in roses.
This canvas is 24" x 30" and I freshened it up with new raindrops and highlighted edges of some petals created with my silk gutta outliner tubes. I glazed areas with smokey blue (mixture of white and king blue) thinned down to create feeling of moisture in the air and over the bud and distant blooms.
.
This is one of a series of 16" x 16" macro flowers, which I have freshened with more highlights and stronger shadows, then added a cobalt acrylic wash to the background leaves and stalks to send it back further.
Finally, I was comfortable with the original working of this third rose, so simply gave it a light semi permanent protective matt varnish.

7 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Joan, I like all three! The first one seems to be a rose admired through a window on a rainy day...most interesting! The second one has very rich colors and would be a companion piece to the first. The third spells "rose" so well that I can almost smell the flower's perfume! In other words, your client should buy all three:-)

cathyswatercolors said...

So simple,so beautiful! I am most attracted to the last rose. The flower is is really lovely and the color in the contrasting backround is inviting.

RH Carpenter said...

My favorite is the first, the roses in the rain - unusual take on the usual rose painting (although I've never been able to render a rose correctly so it's not an easy task not getting lost in all those petals and curves). Beautiful job on all three and your client should be pleased.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks blogger friends for your lovely rose comments.
BTW, anyone noticed the new coloured surround to my blog? The column gives me thoughts of Roma and I love the butterflies. Found it in cutest blog.

Sue Pownall (aka travelingsuep) said...

I'm sure your client will love them all Joan.

Sandra Rowney said...

The third rose is especially lovely.

Robert A Vollrath said...

The roses are so beautiful!