Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Friday, November 4, 2011
6x6in oil on gesso board $85.
I remember we called these Wild Roses and they would line the embankments and countryside pathways on our hikes when I lived in England. Since I do nothing more than put geraniums in pots for the summer I cannot claim to know what type of wild rose they are. My daughter, who plants bulbs for me to paint in the spring, assures me it doesn't matter. A rose is a rose!
Working with both brush and knife I had difficulty trying to be loose with a different shape of rose and much smaller leaves and spent much too long wiping everything off and starting again. I am painting on gesso board which is pretty smooth and find I prefer the canvas texture when using a palette knife. Tomorrow I will see if I can use only a brush and still achieve what I want to.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.