Monday, April 30, 2012
Demo for Guild - not for sale.
A neighbor gave me these beautiful roses out of her garden.
They have many, many petals and they can have five roses
on a stem. The amazing thing (to me) is they are all different
shades of colors on the same stem.
This was this mornings demo for the Guild.
I didn't have to worry about setting them into a still life
as this was to be about exploring the colors in light and shadow.
I started with blocking in the the shapes first with middle to dark tones.
I painted the background as I was painting the flowers, being
careful to place some of the background color into the individual
rose color, especially in the shadows.
Remember what Chagall said.
"All colors are friends of their neighbors."
The afternoon demo I did I will show tomorrow.
Labels: Chagall quote. warm and cools., different colors, floribunda roses, many petals, oil on canvas panel
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.